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:
- Coronary artery disease
- Congestive heart failure
- 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.