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Sleep Specialist

Sleep is one of the most important factors when it comes to good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, & overall quality of life.

Sleep affects your body and the way it functions throughout the waking hours of the day. While sleeping, your body is working hard to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. Sleep helps support growth and development in children and teenagers as well.

Sleep Quality

Not all sleep is created equal. Many in the Idaho Falls area suffer from sleep apnea. This is a condition that can show itself with loud snoring, and a feeling of being tired after a full night’s rest. Low quality sleep doesn’t just affect your quality of life, but can be a dangerous condition to live with.

The reason sleep is so important to the human body is because the damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant. It can manifest itself in terrible things such as a car crash or other physical accidents. Or, it can harm you over time without you noticing it as much. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also affects how well you think, react, work, & learn.

Christina Finerty has been trained to perform sleep studies that allow us to pinpoint the causes of your sleep health, and better determine how to help improve.

Woman sleeping in a bed

Quality sleep is the foundation of a happy life.

Symptoms Of Poor Sleep

  • Tiredness & Fatigue
  • Excessive Snoring
  • Yawning
  • Irritability & Moodiness
  • Depressed Mood
  • Difficulty Learning New Concepts
  • Inability to Concentrate

Sleep Improvement Treatments

  • Conduct Sleep Studies
  • Sleep Apnea Treatments
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Sleep Restriction Therapy
  • Relaxation & Meditation
  • Biofeedback
  • Better Exercise & Diet
If you would like to visit with one of our nurses or schedule a consultation, give us a call or fill out our contact form today.

What to Expect From a Sleep Study

We might not be aware of any sleep problems during routine office visits. It should be something you specifically see us about or independently bring up to us or a member of our staff. To better understand your sleep problem, we will ask you about your sleep habits. Before you come see us, think about how to describe your sleep issues. For example, ask yourself these questions:

  • How often do I have trouble sleeping and how long have I had this problem?
  • When do I go to bed and get up on workdays and days off?
  • How long does it take me to fall asleep?
  • How often do I wake up at night, and how long does it take me to fall back asleep?
  • Do I snore loudly and often or wake up gasping or feeling out of breath?
  • How refreshed do I feel when I wake up, and how tired am I during the day?
  • How often do I doze off or have trouble staying awake during routine tasks, especially driving?

We will ask questions about your personal routine and habits. Your work and exercise routines, if you use caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, or any medicines (including over-the-counter medicines). We recommend that you keep a sleep diary for a couple of weeks. Write down when you go to sleep, wake up, and take naps. Also, write down how much you sleep each night, how alert and rested you feel in the morning, as well as how sleepy you feel at various times during the day.

Some sleep disorders are able to be diagnosed by asking questions about sleep schedules and habits. However, others may require the results from a sleep study and other medical tests. Sleep studies allow us to measure how much and how well you sleep. They also help show whether you have sleep problems and how severe they are. Sleep is incredibly important to your overall physical and mental health. We want to help ensure that you’re living your best life.