Frequently Asked Questions


How Much Sleep Do I Need?

Adults generally need 7-9 hours every night. Children need more. The amount of sleep needed depends on the individual.

What Is A Sleep Disorder?

There are many types of Sleep Disorders, some of the more common disorders include Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Narcolepsy. If you are constantly feeling tired or not sleeping very well, you might need a Sleep Study to diagnose a Sleep Disorder. For more information, contact us for an appointment.

What Is The Treatment For Sleep Disorders?

If a doctor tells you that you have a Sleep Disorder, the treatment will depend on which disorder you have and how severe it is. At Sonoran Sleep Center we individualize care for our patients. There is no one-size-fits-all in managing sleep disorders, this allows us to design a treatment plan tailored to our patients.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

A potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Risk factors include age and obesity. Symptoms include snoring loudly and feeling tired even after a full night's sleep. Treatment often includes lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, and the use of a breathing assistance device at night, such as a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine.

What Is Insomnia?

Persistent problems falling and staying asleep. Most cases of insomnia are related to poor sleep habits, depression, anxiety, lack of exercise, chronic illness, or certain medications. Symptoms may include difficulty falling or staying asleep and not feeling well-rested. Treatment for insomnia consists of improving sleep habits, behavior therapy, and identifying and treating underlying causes. 

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

A condition characterized by a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs, typically in the evenings. Restless legs syndrome typically occurs while sitting or lying down. It generally worsens with age and can disrupt sleep. The main symptom is a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs. Getting up and moving around helps the unpleasant feeling temporarily go away. 

What Is Narcolepsy?

A chronic sleep disorder that causes overwhelming daytime drowsiness. The cause of narcolepsy isn't well understood but may involve genetic factors and abnormal signaling in the brain. Narcolepsy causes sudden attacks of sleep. Sudden loss of muscle tone and hallucinations might occur.

Educational Links > 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention >

National Sleep Foundation >

American Sleep Apnea Association >

Narcolepsy Network >

Hypersomnia Foundation >


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