Forest Sleep Center

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Forest Sleep Center

Lack of sleep has reached epidemic proportions in America, affecting the way we work and spend our leisure time. Approximately 67 percent of adults get fewer than the recommended eight hours of sleep at night, according to the National Sleep Foundation's 2000 Omnibus Sleep in America Poll.

Forty three percent of them are so sleepy during the day that they say it interferes with their daily activities at least several days a month. Drowsiness hinders activities a few days per week for 20 percent of those polled (and 33 percent of those are 18 to 29 years old).

Why aren't people sleeping? Work, the Internet, television, and insomnia are keeping people up at night. But more and more people are beginning to take naps before or after work. People who don't stay up late at night but remain tired are trying to find out why.

All of our outpatient sleep disorder services are located at Virginia Baptist Hospital. Our Sleep Disorders Center has a home-like atmosphere with 8 spacious bedrooms; we provide service in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. From our compassionate and highly trained staff to our state-of-the-art polysomnography equipment, we offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options to the Central Virginia region.