Center for Sleep Medicine
Sleep disorders can include conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and abnormal behaviors occurring during sleep. Men and women who have a sleep disorder often wake up not feeling refreshed and may experience daytime drowsiness or suffer from "brain fog," or confusion. Sleep disorders that go undiagnosed can interfere with a person’s quality of life, work productivity and can increase the likelihood of having motor vehicle and work-related accidents. Patients with undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea run the risk of potentially developing very serious health consequences, such as heart attack, arrhythmias, high blood pressure, stroke and even glaucoma.
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Dr. Chrisoula B. Politis, Sleep Medicine
Dr. Chrisoula Politis is an attending physician at Mercy Medical Center who specializes in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. She is the medical director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Mercy. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Politis completed her medicine residency, chief residency, pulmonary/critical care fellowship and sleep medicine fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital. She is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, neurocritical care medicine and sleep medicine.