A Good Night’s Sleep is Your Best Medicine
Lack of sleep has a great impact on your daily life and can cause serious consequences to your health. Partnered with Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, the Sleep and Breathing Lab can provide an accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment of sleep disorders.
Sleep disorders affect as many as 70 million Americans, but only about 5 percent seek treatment. Partnered with Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Sleep and Breathing Lab, our BJC team can connect you with the care you need. The lab evaluates and treats a range of sleep-related breathing disorders such as such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.
Many symptoms of sleep disorders are often overlooked. These include:
- Excessive fatigue or drowsiness
- Loud snoring or nighttime gasping
- Waking with headache, leg cramps, dry mouth or congestion
- High blood pressure
- Reduced memory or concentration
- Atrial fibrillation
- Weight gain
- Reduced circulation to arms and legs
- Decreased libido or erectile dysfunction
If you believe you might have a sleep disorder, contact your physician, who can refer you to our lab for testing to be conducted. You must have a doctor's order for an evaluation.
Learn more about the Sleep and Breathing Lab at St. Peters Hospital.