Having problems sleeping once in awhile is not a serious issue. But if you have a sleep disorder (like insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome or narcolepsy)–you are placing yourself at risk.
Sleep disorders have been associated with major health issues such as heart attacks strokes, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and gastrointestinal reflux. In addition, it is extremely dangerous to drive a vehicle or operate machinery. Accident do happen and if you are sleepy, you increase your chance of being in an accident.
To follow is some research information on how sleep disorders have been associated with various sleep disorders. Take the time and read the information. If you feel you have a sleep disorder, talk with your primary physician or contact our sleep center to schedule a consult!
SLEEP PROBLEMS AFFECT YOUR DAILY LIFE!
• Tired all day? • Snore during the night?
• Can’t fall asleep? • Restless during the night?
• Sleep Walking?
SLEEP DISORDERS AFFECT YOUR HEALTH!
If left untreated, some sleep disorders pose serious threats to your health. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, for example, increases your risk for serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, memory loss, stroke, gastrointestinal reflux and damage to your immune system. The spouse of someone with sleep apnea is also affected losing nearly 1 1/2 hours of sleep at night because of the snoring.
GOING THAT EXTRA MILE FOR OUR PATIENTS!
If you’re one of the 70 million Americans who suffer from some type of sleep disorder, your life can be affected in many ways. Let us put your sleep issues to rest.