Hitendra Patel, M.D., medical director of sleep program at WellStar Health System, appeared on the Sunday, March 10th edition of WSB Radio program The Weekly Check Up, hosted by Bruce Feinberg, M.D.
During the two hours, Dr. Patel discussed sleep apnea, night terrors, snoring, surgery options and narcolepsy.
Sleep disorders are a growing problem in the United States, with approximately 40 million children, teens and adults suffering from chronic long-term sleep disorders and an additional 20 million people experiencing occasional sleep problems.
To learn more, listen to the interview:
How do you know if a sleep disorder is keeping you from getting the rest you need? Start with these questions:
- Do you snore? Or kick at night?
- Do you wake up frequently during the night?
- Do you feel tired during the day despite sleeping through the night?
- Do you sometimes doze off when inactive (watching television or reading)?
If you answered yes to these questions, a sleep disorder may be the culprit.
A sleep study can pinpoint what's disrupting your sleep so that WellStars sleep specialists can develop a treatment plan to get you sleeping well and restore your energy for your waking hours.
Our team includes both adult and pediatric sleep experts, so your whole family can sleep well and live well. For more information, call 770-420-2535.