Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorder and Sleep Apnea …The Silent Killers

Affects over 5% of the population under the age of 60 and close to 25% of the population over the age of 60.

Sleep Apnea is a condition where a person stops breathing many times during sleep. Undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea is potentially dangerous to your health and to others.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, that if left untreated, can lead to:

High blood pressure
Heart attack
Stroke
Irregular heart beat
Excessive daytime fatigue
Poor memory
Weight gain
Decreased sexual drive
ARE YOU AT RISK?

35 Million Americans have sleep disorders
50,000 premature and preventable deaths yearly from sleep apnea
200,000 auto accidents each year are sleep related
Over $15 billion direct costs related to sleep disorder
Despite those figures, it is estimated that 95% of people suffering from sleep disorders remain undiagnosed

Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Leg Movement:

They disturb sleep onset and maintenance
Could be familiar or unknown
Uncomfortable sensation in legs with urge to move and difficulty falling asleep
Has been associated with iron deficiency anemia
Narcolepsy:

A disease of young adults.
Genetic and familiar predisposition
Simply falling asleep everywhere and anytime
Very dangerous if untreated
Diagnosis made by a night study followed by five naps the next morning that are 20 minutes each
Others:

Sleep walking
Sleep talking
Sleep disorders in young children (3-15 years old)
Jet lag
Violent behavior during sleep, nightmares & others

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