Brain and Spine Conditions - Neurology

Sleep Conditions

Quality sleep to improve your health.

About Sleep Conditions

Sleeping well can help your body refresh and recover from daily activities, illness or injury. But the mental and emotional benefits of sleep are just as important. If you’re having trouble with sleep, Ascension care teams are here for you.

Lack of quality sleep can lead to more stress, less productivity and even serious health problems. Left untreated, sleep disturbances can contribute to significant health issues such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, diabetes or depression.

Specializing in helping to restore your sleep

Our accredited sleep disorder programs can help children and adults with many sleep-related conditions including:

  • Sleep apnea.
  • Insomnia.
  • Restless legs syndrome.
  • Sleepwalking.
  • Night terrors.
  • Excessive sleeping.
  • Periodic limb movement disorder.

Our sleep specialists often conduct a sleep study to see how you sleep. Working together with you, we will create a care plan that’s right for you.

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Why is sleep important?

Sleep is not just resting or taking a break from busy routines. Sleep is a key part of good health. Getting enough sleep may help the body recover from illness and injury. Not getting enough sleep over a period of time is linked to health problems. They include obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

The mental benefits of sleep are also important. Sleep problems can make daily life feel more stressful and less productive. Some people with chronic trouble sleeping (insomnia) are more likely to have mental health problems. Sleep problems are also tied to depression. In a research survey, people who had trouble getting enough sleep had trouble doing tasks that use memory and learning.

How much sleep do you need?

Sleep needs vary from person to person. But most healthy adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. You may need more or better sleep if you:

  • Have trouble staying alert during quiet activities
  • Are irritable with coworkers, family, or friends
  • Have trouble focusing or remembering facts
  • Have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or wake up early and can't get back to sleep

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