Mountain States Health Alliance Sleep Centers
Do you have trouble sleeping? Take the Sleep Quiz to find out if you may have a sleep disorder.
A good night’s rest is directly related to your overall health and well-being. One-third of all Americans have a sleep disorder at some time in their lives.
There are many types of sleep-related problems:
The Center for Sleep Disorders staff is highly skilled in sleep medicine. We are here to help insure quality and that our patients get results. If you have a sleep disorder, talk with your doctor to see about getting help.
- tossing and turning
- unable to sleep through most of the night
- tired and miserable even after a full night’s sleep
- morning headaches
- lack of concentration
- memory problems
- mood swings or
feelings of depression
- a need to urinate frequently at night
- decreased interest in sex
Can you hold your breath for 30 seconds 300 times a night?
Sleep disorders affect children, too
- Children with sleep disordered breathing are significantly more likely to exhibit behavioral and emotional problems, including hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, social issues with peer, and conduct problems including aggressiveness.
- Children who exhibit aggressive and bullying behavior in school are twice as likely to have some form of sleep disordered breathing.
- Children with sleep disordered breathing demonstrated lower intellectual abilities than those without. Cognitive impairment existed regardless of the degree of severity of the sleep disorder.
- Children with untreated sleep apnea may be hyperactive and may be diagnosed with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Did you know?
- 50% of congestive heart failure patients have sleep apnea.
- 80% of diabetic patients were found to have undiagnosed moderate to severe sleep apnea.
- 50% of hypertensive patients have undiagnosed sleep apnea.
- People with untreated sleep apnea have twice the risk of stroke.
- People with untreated sleep apnea have five times the risk of a fatal heart attack.
- People with untreated sleep apnea have six times the risk of being involved in a serious or fatal traffic accident.