Since 1995, Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital’s expert Sleep Disorders Center staff and physicians have helped people diagnose their chronic sleep disorders. Our Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Our expert staff in Atlanta at DeKalb Medical can develop the right sleep disorder solution to treat your sleep problem.
People with chronic sleep disorders experience excessive daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, pauses in their breathing while sleeping, legs that move during sleep, or tiredness immediately after waking in the morning. Sleep disorder solutions can range from lifestyle and diet changes, to the use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), or in severe cases, surgery. The key to successful treatment is to properly diagnose a chronic sleep disorder.
Irvin Belton is one of those drivers. A 2002 surgical procedure did not alleviate his snoring, so when he began driving commercially in 2004, he was still snoring, not sleeping well during the night and waking up tired. “I had headaches all of the time and was tired throughout the day,” he adds. “I had to pull over during the day to rest many more times than required by regulations.”