Am I at risk?
- Do you snore loudly?
- Have you or others observed that you stop breathing or gasp for breath during sleep?
- Do you feel sleepy or doze off while watching TV, reading, driving, or engaging in daily activities?
- Do you feel unpleasant, tingling, creeping feelings or nervousness in your legs when trying to sleep?
- Do you have interruptions to your sleep such as bad dreams, pain or discomfort, noise, etc?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you owe it to yourself & your loved ones to seek help from a qualified sleep disorders specialist.
Call our office at 330-923-0228 to schedule an appointment.
Medical research has uncovered a strong relationship between Sleep Disordered Breathing and some very serious cardiovascular illnesses. Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is a complex of snoring, breathing pauses and daytime sleepiness. SDB can increase the risk of developing and/or
worsening the following illnesses and conditions:
- 45% of high blood pressure patients have SDB
- 80% of uncontrollable high blood pressure patients have SDB
- 30% of coronary artery disease patients have SDB
- 50% of congestive heart patients have SDB
- 60% of stroke patients have SDB
Numerous studies have also found that falling asleep at the wheel is a major factor in causing traffic accidents. Reaction times of drowsy drivers can be as bad as those of individuals whose blood alcohol level exceeds the legal limit. According to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, “the deaths, illness and damage due to sleep disorders represent a substantial problem for American Society.” Each year, sleep disorders and resulting
complications add an estimated $15.9 billion to the national health care bill. This estimate does not include the intangible value of healthy sleep’s role in improving mood, memory, concentration, and quality of life.