Does the phrase, “Time for bed!” spark anxious feelings because you know that no matter how tired you are you will not experience a good night’s rest? Does your bed partner’s snoring disrupt your sleep? Do you toss and turn and have night after night of restlessness? Do you wake up feeling exhausted instead of refreshed? It is okay to admit this is a problem. Poor sleep is more than an inconvenience to our waking hours. Poor sleep can be dangerously unhealthy. The good news is that good sleep is possible, and help is right here.
SLEEP DISORDER CENTER
There is no need to fear bedtime. Good sleep is possible! A referral is not always necessary to contact Dr. Habel and begin your diagnosis and treatment. If you have daytime sleepiness, snoring, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, sleep disturbances due to stress or have a bed partner experiencing these issues, contact the Froedtert South Sleep Disorder Center at (262) 653-5000 to see how they can help you.
Dr. Habel credits the excellent staff of the Sleep Disorder Center and Froedtert South colleagues such as Dr. Campagna-Gibson, Neurologist, for working together to serve the community. “It takes the whole team to accomplish the average six in-lab and twenty at-home sleep studies we perform weekly. Also, sleep disorder treatments may include surgical options. I work closely with the surgeons throughout the Froedtert system for a continuum of collaborative care for our patients,” said Dr. Habel.
Do not let the idea of a sleep study scare you away from seeking treatment. Some sleep studies are done in the center, but some can be performed in the convenience of your own home. “An important feature of both types of sleep studies is EKG monitoring. It is a possibility that we may identify early cardiac problems because of a patient’s sleep study,” said Dr. Habel.
The most common response Dr. Habel hears from patients he has treated is, “I wish I would have done this sooner.” Do not be afraid to admit that your sleep is a problem so you, too, can experience life-improving good sleep.