If you are asking yourself if you could be suffering from Sleep Disorder, read and answer the following information.
- Do you snore loudly?
- Do you have interruptions to your sleep such as bad dreams, pain or discomfort, noise, etc?
- Have you or others observed that you stop breathing or gasp for breath during sleep?
- Do you feel sleepy or doze off while at work, watching TV, reading, driving, or engaging in daily activities?
- Do you feel unpleasant, tingling, feelings or nervousness in your legs when trying to sleep?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, contact us and book an appointment with Dr. Varquez. Feel free to discuss your concerns during the initial consultation, you owe it to yourself and your family to seek help from a qualified sleep disorder specialist.
Medical research has uncovered a strong relationship between Sleep Disorders, and cardiovascular disease. Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is a complex of snoring, breathing pauses and daytime sleepiness. SDB can increase the risk of developing and/or
worsening the following illnesses and conditions:
- 30% of coronary artery disease patients have SDB
- 80% of uncontrollable high blood pressure patients have SDB
- 50% of congestive heart patients have SDB
- 60% of stroke patients have SDB
- 45% of high blood pressure patients have SDB
Many studies have also found that falling asleep at the wheel is a major factor in causing traffic accidents. Reaction times of drowsy drivers can be as bad as those of individuals whose blood alcohol level exceeds the legal limit.
According to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, “the deaths, illness, and damage due to sleep disorders represent a substantial problem for American Society.” Each year, sleep disorders and complications add an estimated $15.9 billion to the national health care bill. This estimate does not include the intangible value of healthy sleep’s role in improving mood, memory, concentration, and quality of life.
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