Last updated 8 months ago
Millions of people will suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives. However, the pzizz sleep application by pzizz technology limited can help individuals get the sleep they need without having to seek treatment from neurologists.
The pzizz sleep app allows users to select a different soundtrack every time they go to sleep. You can choose from among inspirational words, soothing music, calming sound effects, or peaceful beats. Moreover, pzizz sleep affords individuals full control over the volume, duration, and voice usage of each soundtrack they select.
Are you having problems falling asleep? Contact the Illinois Neurological Institute for help. We offer patients effective solutions for their insomnia problems. To learn more about our full range of services, or to schedule an appointment with one of our neurologists, please call our treatment center in Peoria at (309) 740-3766.
Last updated 8 months ago
Across the United States, more than 18 million Americans experience sleep apnea. Though sleep apnea is most often seen in overweight men past the age of 40, neurologists stress that anyone can suffer from this extremely common condition. However, because sleep apnea is apparent only when an individual is unconscious, it can frequently go undetected for months or years. If you suspect that you may have sleep apnea, contact a neurosurgery sleep center for help.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is the involuntary cessation of breathing during sleep. However, medical professionals have further classified this problem into three categories: obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and mixed sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when soft tissue blocks a person’s airway and ability to breathe while sleeping. Central sleep apnea happens when the brain fails to signal body muscles to breathe. As its name implies, mixed sleep apnea is a combination of the other two conditions. No matter the cause, sleep apnea symptoms may include persistent drowsiness, morning headache and dry mouth, and multiple sleep disruptions.
What problems can develop from sleep apnea?
When left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications. Doctors caution that patients seek immediate medical care if they suspect that they have sleep apnea, as it can cause high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and depression.
What treatment methods are available for sleep apnea?
Only a doctor can accurately diagnose sleep apnea by placing the patient in a sleep laboratory or sleep study. Once the condition and its cause are identified, treatment can be administered. For many individuals, weight loss is a highly effective means to alleviating sleep apnea. Depending on the severity and nature of the issue, your doctor may also advise the use of a nasal decongestant, oral appliance, breathing mask, positional therapy, and in some cases, surgery.
Illinois Neurological Institute offers successful medical care for individuals suffering from sleep apnea. We also provide patients with a wide range of other neurological services, including stroke treatment and spine decompression. To set up an appointment at our Peoria-area facility, please call (309) 740-3766.
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A spinal condition can cause significant ramifications on a person’s quality of life. From a herniated disc to osteoporosis to a spinal tumor, each can undermine an individual’s ability to be mobile and independent. However, neurosurgeons can provide cutting-edge treatment methods for many spine-related problems. No matter the severity of your concern, help is available in the great majority of cases.
Is your spinal diagnosis due to injury?
A spinal injury diagnosis encompasses several components. First, ask your neurosurgeon or spine specialist about the severity of your injury. Will treatment methods allow you to regain full function? Also, determine the factors that led to your injury. Was it due to a traumatic accident? Were you inadvertently engaging in behavior that led to the injury? Often, this is the issue when a patient sustains lower back pain. If your injury was incurred as a result of harmful repeated activity, your neurologists may advise a course of action wherein you no longer perform those tasks. In some cases, this may necessitate a change in your workplace environment.
Is your spinal diagnosis due to disease?
A spinal disease can have multiple consequences. In some cases of a spinal tumor diagnosis, the patient may undergo treatment without need for further action. However, some individuals may be diagnosed with a chronic or degenerative spinal condition that requires ongoing treatment. Rheumatoid arthritis constitutes one such spinal problem for which many patients may need continual medical care. Given the implications regarding an individual’s future quality of life, it is vital that you thoroughly discuss your medical options when diagnosed with a spinal disease.
Does your spinal diagnosis require neurosurgery?
Regardless of whether you receive a spinal injury or spinal disease diagnosis, you should carefully consider whether neurosurgery is an appropriate treatment option for your condition. Many neurosurgeons employ a number of alternate medical care methods that do not require invasive neurosurgery. Before agreeing to surgery, consult with your physician about other potential treatment plans.
Illinois Neurological Institute provides comprehensive treatment for a wide range of spinal issues. To learn more about our services, including spine decompression and stroke treatment, please call our Rockford area facility at (815) 387-1717 or Peoria area facility at (309) 740-3766.
Last updated 8 months ago
Our recent blogs touched on a range of neurological disorders that affect your sleep, spine, and overall health. For more information, contact the specialists at Illinois Neurological Institute at (309) 740-3766 today. You can learn more about brain-related diseases and symptoms by checking out the resources below.
This article from LiveStrong.com looks at different reasons why your back might feel achy after sleeping.
Find out how being overweight could increase your risk of osteoarthritis at this resource.
Discover what sets a migraine apart from a conventional headache from the National Institutes of Health.
It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to headaches. Read this CNN article to learn how a recurring headache could indicate a brain tumor.
Psychology Today provides an interesting look at the links between menstruation and insomnia in women.
Artificial disc replacement surgery is intended to restore your spine to its normal state. Find out more at KnowYourBack.org.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, refer to this article on how to cope with deficits.
Learn all about the different categories and causes of tremors at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Experiencing lower back pain is common among cyclists. Check out this article for advice on how to avoid straining your back when you’re on the road.
Last updated 9 months ago
When nerve cells in your brain give off abnormal signals, you could experience loss of consciousness, impaired movement, and seizures. Epilepsy, which is also called a seizure disorder, affects millions of people from all age groups. After Alzheimer’s disease and stroke, epilepsy is the third most prevalent neurological disorder in the country.
In this video, you’ll hear from one individual who suffered from years of epileptic symptoms that affected not only his physical capacity, but also his emotional wellbeing. This mentally and physically challenging condition can seriously restrict your ability to work and enjoy life. Thankfully, there are advanced treatment options available to restore a life of limitations to its fullest potential.
The comprehensive treatment options at the Illinois Neurological Institute provide cutting-edge support for epileptic patients. As one of the few level 4 centers in the nation, our Epilepsy Center works hard to help you achieve a better future. Call us at (309) 740-3766 to learn more.