Excellhealth Sleep Center has a team of experts to help deal with the treatment of sleep disorders such as:
Snoring: Habitual snorers can be at risk for serious health problems. Interruptions of breathing during sleep caused by partial or total obstruction of (or blockage of) the airway can cause frequent waking from sleep, even though you may not realize it. It can also cause strain on the heart, higher blood pressure and may cause enlargement of the heart, or higher risks of heart attack and stroke. Other side effects are fatigue, chronic headaches and obesity. Don’t let this go untreated!
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: This is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a lifelong medical condition that affects between 18 and 30 million adults over 18 in the United States; with approximately 90% of them undiagnosed. If you need screened, we can help.
Sleep Deprivation: People in a chronic sleep-restricted state will notice excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, clumsiness, and weight gain or weight loss. In addition, being sleep-deprived affects both the brain and cognitive function. If you are struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep, please contact us today.
Shift Work Sleep Disorder: Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder characterized by insomnia and excessive sleepiness affecting people whose work hours overlap with the typical sleep period. We have many treatment options available to help restore more natural sleep patterns if you are at risk for this disease.
Narcolepsy: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive sleepiness, sleep paralysis, hallucinations, and in some cases episodes of cataplexy (partial or total loss of muscle control, often triggered by a strong emotion such as laughter). Narcolepsy occurs equally in men and women and is thought to affect roughly 1 in 2,000 people.
Additionally, we can help with all Circadian Rhythm Disorders (jet lag, delayed sleep-wake phase, advanced sleep-wake phase, irregular sleep-wake rhythm, non-24 hr sleep-wake rhythm, etc) and parasomnias (nightmares, night terrors, bed wetting, sleep walking, sleep talking, sleep eating, sleep paralysis, etc). Also, we offer DOT drowsy driver compliance.
What are the consequences if you don’t seek sleep disorder treatment?
Insufficient sleep/Sleep Disorders and insomnia have been linked to the development of a number of chronic diseases like: Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, strokes/TIAs, obesity and depression.
Diabetes Research has found that insufficient sleep is linked to an increased risk for the development of Type 2 diabetes. Sleep duration and quality of sleep have emerged as predictors of levels of Hemoglobin A1c, an important marker of blood sugar control. Recent research also suggests that optimizing sleep duration and sleep quality may be important methods of improving blood sugar control in persons with Type 2 diabetes.
Persons with sleep apnea have been found to be at increased risk for a number of cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease and irregular heartbeats. Cardiac arrhythmias have been found to be more common among those with disordered sleep than their peers who sleep normally.
Additionally, sleep apnea and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) appear to share some common physiological characteristics, further suggesting that sleep apnea may be an important predictor of cardiovascular disease. Strokes appear to have similar mechanisms as above and are generally linked to sleep apnea.
Laboratory research has found that short sleep duration results in metabolic changes that may be linked to obesity. Epidemiologic studies conducted in the community have also revealed an association between short sleep duration and excess body weight.
Studies have also indicated that depressive symptoms may decrease once sleep apnea has been effectively treated and sufficient sleep cycles are restored. This is especially true in teens. The interrelatedness of sleep and depression suggests that irregular sleep is a driver for this disease.
If you are concerned about one or more of the sleep disorders above please call us today or contact us via the short form below.