Patients who suffer from sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement during sleep or restless leg syndrome, or think they have symptoms of these conditions, can come to the Sleep Disorders Center at Saint Francis Medical Center for treatment and/or diagnosis. The Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and provides sleep studies, education and support services to patients. For more information, visit here!
Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to send signals to the diaphragm, triggering lapses in breathing that can last a few seconds to minutes, the agency said in a news release. This can lead to poor sleep and ultimately raise a person's risk of health problems such as high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, obesity and diabetes, the FDA said.