• Insomnia Symptoms and Treatment Options

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    According to reports from the National Sleep Foundation, approximately one in three adults exhibits symptoms of intermittent insomnia every year, and one in 10 suffers from severe chronic insomnia. Although it may seem like a mild condition, several studies have linked prolonged insomnia to degraded overall health and increased morbidity. Learn more about insomnia below and consider seeing a specialist at the Sunrise Hospital Accredited Sleep Center if you exhibit any symptoms:


    Although each person’s individual sleep needs vary, the symptoms of insomnia manifest themselves clearly. Insomnia results in difficulty either initiating sleep or staying asleep and is classified into two categories:

    • Primary: Primary insomnia can be induced by stress, travel, work, or other interruptions in the body’s circadian rhythm. This type of insomnia is not affected by medicines or medical problems and can persist for prolonged stretches of time.
    • Secondary: Secondary insomnia is far more common and is often the result of factors such as depression, chronic medical conditions, poor sleeping environments, and certain foods and medications.

    Studies show that insomnia is more prevalent in women due, in part, to hormonal changes associated with menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.

    Effects on Health/Lifestyle

    Recent findings from a study in the SLEEP journal reported that men with chronic insomnia were four times more likely to die in the following 14 years. The effects of insomnia can manifest in the following ways:

    • Waking up tired.
    • Daytime sleepiness and general fatigue.
    • Loss of focus and memory.
    • Feelings of anxiety, depression, and irritability.

    The cumulative effects of sleep deprivation can adversely affect your personal and professional lifestyle, as well as your physical health.

    Treatment Options

    Treatment options range from behavioral therapy to medications or surgery to address chronic medical conditions. A medical professional will be able to check a patient’s medical and sleep history and recommend the best treatment.

    Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center features one of three accredited sleep centers in Nevada, and our certified physicians have the background and equipment to accurately assess the source(s) of your sleep problems. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5300 today for more information.

  • Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

    Most people are aware of what a heart attack looks like, but it can be hard to imagine what one actually feels like. Being aware of the most common signs of a heart attack is essential for minimizing the risk of injury or death through rapid response and treatment. This short video includes first-hand accounts of what a heart attack feels like.

    Survivor reports indicate that nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath are all symptomatic of an imminent heart attack. Be aware that chest pain can also spread to the back, neck, or arms, and that any of these symptoms can persist for several days.

    Our team here at the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is committed to providing our patients with the necessary information and medical services to protect their health in an emergency. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5300 for more information today.

  • We’re Helping High-Risk Heart Patients

    Providing patients with adequate medical care for heart disease and cardiovascular problems becomes progressively difficult over time, especially when multiple surgeries are involved. Luckily, our team here at Sunrise Hospital has invested in a revolutionary new procedure to assist high-risk patients in need of a heart valve replacement.

    The trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure is a non-invasive surgery that allows doctors to insert prosthetic heart valve implants without the need for open-heart surgery. This procedure is only available for high-risk adults who meet the appropriate health requirements.

    Currently, the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is the only healthcare provider in Southern Nevada to provide the TAVR surgical procedure. Additionally, our Accredited Chest Pain Center has the resources to provide you with excellent cardiovascular care, from diagnosis to recovery. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5300 to find out more about our services.

  • Sunrise Hospital Women’s Heart Disease Lecture


    WHAT: Free women’s heart disease lecture presented by Health to You (H2U), a health and wellness program at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Join Kathleen Benson, M.D., F.A.C.C., Interventional Cardiologist at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, as she educates attendees on the differences between male and female cardiac symptoms with an emphasis on the female cardiac patient.

    WHO:  This event is free and open to the public with registration.  

    WHEN: Thursday, August 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center Auditorium
    3186 South Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    DETAILS:  A light dinner and refreshments will be served. This Sunrise H2U event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call (702) 233-5300 to register.

  • Sunrise Hospital Offers Weight-Loss Surgery Program in Henderson, Nevada


    Las Vegas, NV — Sunrise Hospital is now offering Bariatric (weight-loss) Surgery education programs in Henderson, Nevada.  Please join us for this free informational session on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014.

    Through these free sessions, you can learn more about:

    • Bariatric Surgery options
    • Who is an appropriate candidate for surgery
    • What is involved in the surgery and recovery process

    Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Dave Macintyre, will present the program. He is triple fellowship trained in bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care and is a member of the acute care surgery team at Sunrise Hospital.

    Though the program is free and open to the public, registration is required.
    To register, call (702) 233-5454.

    If you can’t attend this program, Sunrise also offers the education programs at the hospital location at 3186 Maryland Parkway and at the Green Valley location on an on-going basis.

    Take the time to learn more about the Bariatric Surgery Program at Sunrise Hospital. It could change your future.

    About Sunrise Hospital
    Chosen as the top hospital in Nevada by U.S. News and World Report and voted as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—featuring stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and sleep disorder treatments, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife  and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

    Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
    3186 South Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5454.