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Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Services

Snoring, gasping and choking while sleeping can be signs of a serious health problem. In fact, there are almost 200 medical reasons why you might be losing sleep.

The sleep experts from Southcoast Physician Services can help. We can diagnose — and treat — your sleep problem.

Good Night ~ Sleep Right

Sleeping isn't always as easy as it looks. Here are some tips to improve your rest:

  • Get up about the same time each day.
  • Go to bed only when sleepy.
  • Establish pre-sleep routines.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Keep a regular schedule.
  • Avoid caffeine within 6 hours of bedtime.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • If napping is necessary, establish a regular schedule.
  • Use sleeping pills conservatively.
  • Stop smoking.

A Sleep Glossary

Sleep Apnea: Frequent collapse of the breathing passageway during sleep, can be life threatening.

Narcolepsy: Excessive daytime drowsiness with tendency to sleep at inappropriate times.

Circadian Rhythms: Include body temperature, sleep and wakefulness, and a variety of hormonal changes.

Restless Leg Syndrome: A crawling sensation in the calves or thighs and occurs when the person is sitting or lying down.


Southcoast Neurology
480 Hawthorn Street
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

100 Rosebrook Way, 2nd Floor
Wareham, MA 02571

101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Office Hours:
Monday ~ Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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