Sleep Care

Sleep Care

40 million people suffer from a sleep disorder

Do you have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep, and often find your body and mind tired during the day? According to the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute at the National Institutes for Health, approximately 1 in 6, or 40 million, Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Symptoms of certain sleep disorders include:

  • Persistent loud snoring
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Kicking during sleep
  • Frequent nighttime urination
  • Gasping for breath during sleep
  • Hypertension

Difficulty sleeping occurs in both genders, all races, all socioeconomic groups, and increases with age. Untreated sleep disorders have a profound health impact in terms of:

  • Death
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Morning headaches
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Lower productivity in the workplace and school
  • Loss of life to accidents associated with excessive sleepiness

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The Today Show aired a segment morning with Oklahoma Heart Institute sleep medicine specialist, Dr. Michael Newnam, about narcolepsy and how it affects one of his patients, Sarah:


http://www.today.com/video/today/56469558