Sleep disorder doctors in Virginia
Although it's common to have trouble sleeping from time to time, persistent problems could indicate the presence of a sleep disorder. A sleep disorder is a condition that prevents you from getting the restful sleep you need for good health. In fact, sleep loss increases your risk of chronic health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, depression and heart disease.
At HCA Virginia, our sleep specialists are here to help you get back to a good night's sleep. We perform sleep tests to determine the cause of your sleep troubles. We then use the results of those tests to determine the most effective treatment for you.
For more information about our primary care services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line.
Sleep disorder symptoms
Some signs of sleep disorders include:
- Daytime irritability
- Daytime sleepiness
- Impaired memory
- Inability to concentrate
- Inability to fall asleep
- Limited attention
- Loud snoring
- Morning headaches
- Periods of not breathing (apnea)
- Restless legs
Types of sleep disorders we treat
There are many sleep disorders that can prevent you from getting a full night of sleep, including:
- Insomnia: This sleep disorder involves difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.
- Narcolepsy: This condition can cause daytime drowsiness and sudden sleep attacks.
- Parasomnia: This term refers to all abnormal behaviors, emotions, perceptions and disorders that happen during sleep.
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS): This condition involves uncomfortable sensations and an irresistible urge to move your legs.
- Sleep apnea: This condition affects your respiratory health, as it causes interruptions in your breathing during sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can impact the amount of oxygen delivered to your brain.
A sleep study is an overnight evaluation used to diagnose sleep disorders. During your sleep study, our sleep specialists continuously monitor your:
- Brain activity
- Breathing depth and pattern
- Eye and muscle movements
- Heart rate
- Red blood cell oxygen levels
- Sleep stages
Our sleep disorder clinics
HCA Virginia has partnered with Arima Health to deliver an enhanced sleep care model for our patients. Together, we provide sleep disorder clinics at:
Referrals to our sleep doctors
If you think you may have a sleep disorder, please talk to your primary care doctor about a referral to one our sleep centers. You can call (804) 320-3627 or use our online directory to find a primary care doctor if you do not have one.