Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine

If you ever feel sleepy during the day or find it hard to wake up in the morning, you're familiar with the powerful need for sleep. What you may not realize is that sleep is as essential for your well-being as a healthy diet and exercise. Chronic lack of sleep can increase blood pressure; contribute to stress, car accidents, weight gain and judgment errors; and affect your work.

University of Mississippi Medical Center's sleep disorders program provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of those with suspected sleep disorders as well as a full range of treatments to reverse or improve diagnosed disorders. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need a total of seven to nine hours of sleep each day. Ages 10-17 need about nine hours, while school-age children (ages 5-10) need 10-11 hours. Infants and toddlers benefit from 12-15 hours of sleep, while newborns (ages 0-2 months) will sleep up to 18 hours a day.

The Sleep Disorders Center, housed at the University Physicians - Northeast Jackson clinic in Select Specialty facilities in Jackson, has the longest-standing accreditation in Mississippi by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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