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Grundy County Hospital Discusses Sleep Issues

October 23, 2009
Reinbeck Courier

GRUNDY CENTER- Do you find yourself having a hard time falling asleep? Are you waking up frequently during the night or have you slept all night and wake up feeling you have not slept at all? If you answered any of these questions with a yes; it may be possible that you may have a sleep disorder or suffer from insomnia.

Insomnia is condition that occurs when a person can't get the sleep one needs to feel rested throughout the day; can't fall asleep, or has trouble staying asleep. According to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research reports that some 30%- 40% of adults say that they have some symptoms of insomnia in any given year, and 10% - 15% of adults say they have chronic insomnia.

Insomnia can cause a lack of motivation, low energy, poor performance at work, daytime sleepiness, making errors at work or while driving, tension headaches or stomach aches, to name a few things.

For most of us the sleepless nights come and go. But if you regularly notice one or more of these symptoms, you may want to talk with your health care provider about your insomnia. A good nights sleep is crucial for good health. Sleep disorders can lead to serious health concerns such as heart attacks, high blood pressure or even irregular heartbeats, to name a few.

Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) has a quiet comfortable sleep study room available for sleep testing if this is something your healthcare provider thinks you may need. The sleep study can be preformed day, evening, or nighttime hours. If you have questions regarding sleep studies you can call GCMH Specialty Clinic Manager, Angie Knaack at 319-824-5421

For information on other GCMH services please call 319-824-5421 or visit our website at



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