Almost half of all Germans suffer from a sleep disorder once in their life. This is a clinical picture that has many serious side effects. The causes can vary greatly from person to person and must also be clarified. In the long term, lack of sleep leads to a drop in performance, obesity, depression and an increased risk of cardiovascular complications.
Early diagnosis and treatment of your sleep disorder is therefore essential for your health. Our experienced doctors will accompany you at all our locations .
The term sleep disorder refers to a group of sleep-related clinical pictures. The most important representatives of this genus are insomnia and parasomnia.
The former is characterised by difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep. The resulting reduced quality of night sleep eventually leads to consecutive tiredness during the day. Insomnia occurs predominantly in women of advanced age .
Parasomnia refers to disturbances during sleep. These include sleepwalking, nightmares or sudden aw akening from sleep with a panic cry. This clinical picture mainly affects women in adolescence.
For a diagnosis of sleep disorder, only the following criterion must be met: Non-restorative sleep that occurs at least three times a week and lasts at least one month .
The possible triggers of a sleep disorder are extremely diverse and should not be disregarded in order to get to the root of the problem. Among the most common have been shown to be:
The typical symptoms of a sleep disorder are:
At Avi Medical, comprehensive therapy for your sleep disorder begins with early diagnosis. Medical measures on which this is based are:
In rare cases, the diagnosis includes an extension in the clinic. Here it is supplemented by an EEG and a polysomnography. The latter examines brain waves, breathing, oxygen saturation, heartbeat, snoring sounds, eye and muscle movements for abnormalities.
The diagnosis is followed by therapeutic treatment. This includes: