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How Sleep Medicine Impacts Every Area of Your Life

How Sleep Medicine Impacts Every Area of Your Life

by Shearly (SU)
Do you have trouble falling asleep, or even staying asleep? Or maybe your sleep is interrupted with restlessness, terrors, or involuntary leg movements. If you are plagued with sleep problems, you probably feel it during the day, experiencing sleepiness, irritability, and increased hunger. Sleep disorders pose a significant health risk. In fact, the leading cause of driver fatalities in heavy truck motor vehicle accidents is fatigue. And those that suffer from sleep disorders can experience an array of problems from fatigue and headaches during the day, to difficulty concentrating, depression, and even high blood pressure or heart disease. Sleep medicine is a medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, and finding the right sleep medicine provider can have a positive impact on every area of your life.

How Weight Affects Sleep Apnea

How Weight Affects Sleep Apnea

by Shearly (SU)
Sleep apnea is a common, yet serious disorder in which breathing is frequently interrupted during sleep. People with sleep apnea literally stop breathing, often dozens or even hundreds of times during the night. Patient’s with sleep apnea will often wake himself or herself up with a loud snort or snore when sleeping. This places extra stress on the body, increasing the risk of a heart attack, stroke, and other serious medical issues.

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