Sleeping difficulties affect more than 75 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 59. Poor sleep or difficulty falling asleep can result from a number of factors including stress, poor health, obesity and outside influences. When sleep issues continue to occur on a regular basis and interfere with daily life, they may indicate a sleep disorder. A continued lack of sleep can affect productivity, concentration, mood and overall health. Here are the sleep disorders that can be treated thanks to sleep medicine:
Visiting a sleep disorder center or staying overnight for sleep research studies might seem uncomfortable, awkward, or downright annoying, but it a very easy, informative, and beneficial process that can potentially improve your ability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep, as well as diagnose any unknown sleeping disorders that you might be suffering from.
Many people don’t know that the urge to binge-eat at night may signal a sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) that can be very dangerous for your overall health. To learn more, read further.
The sad fact is that many of us have one type of parasomnia or another without even knowing it. Parasomnias include irregular physical or verbal activities and can be disruptive to both the person experiencing parasomnias and the bed partner.
If you suffer from lack of sleep or regularly wake up late, it might be time to consider a sleep study. Here are 7 ways our sleep center can improve your life.
If sleep studies help answer important questions about a patient's sleep health, does insurance cover the sleep studies, and if not, how much do the studies cost?