There are not many things that affect your health any more profoundly than your sleeping patterns. At Smith Mountain Lake we now have a Sleep Center which can help if you are experiencing problems with sleeping. As of Monday, November 5th, 2007, the Carilion Sleep Center opened up behind the Kroger at Westlake. Even if you prefer to treat your health problems with natural methods, the new sleep center should be able to give you a helpful diagnosis whether the difficulty is not getting to sleep or not staying asleep.
Many factors can cause sleep problems, like stress, depression, anxiety, poor sleep habits, and even a lack of regular exercise. Common warning signs include snoring, halted or unsteady breathing in the night, feeling tired during the day even after a full night’s sleep, trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, morning headaches, trouble concentrating, and high blood pressure. A professional sleep specialist can pinpoint sleep disorders in as little as one test. They can evaluate and treat sleep-related problems such as sleep apnea, snoring, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Ask your physician for a referral or call 540.224.6954 for information. Located behind Kroger at 278 Westlake Road, Suite 2.