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Sleep medicine

Do you have a sleep disorder?

Lack of proper breathing during sleep makes you wake, possibly hundreds of times during the night, as the body struggles for air. Getting a proper diagnosis for sleep issues can be a life-saving decision. Ask yourself or your loved ones these life-saving questions:

  • Do you snore? Note: You may need to ask your bed partner. :)
  • Are you sleepy, frequently, during the day?
  • Do you often fall asleep watching TV, or while reading, or even talking?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may have a sleep disorder. And, it's important to know, you are not alone. About 49 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Nearly 60% of these people suffer from high blood pressure coupled with a high risk of stroke or heart attack. Sufferers may fall asleep on the job and while driving.

In order to lead a healthy and productive life, most people need between 7.5 to 8.5 hours of quality sleep. Without it we risk consequences we do not even realize. Conditions associated with sleep-related disorders include:

  • Hypertension.
  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • Stroke.
  • Diabetes.
  • Depression.
  • Headaches.
  • Mood disorders.
  • Memory problems.

Arbor Health: Help for your sleep disorder

Your personal physician will be able to refer you to Arbor Health's sleep lab for a comprehensive diagnosis of your sleep difficulties. At Arbor Health, we understand it’s about your overall health, not just getting enough sleep. It’s about saving your life.