Sleep is an integral part of healthy living. Yet, according to recent polls conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 7 out of 10 Americans say they experience frequent sleep problems.
The International Classification of Sleep Disorders distinguishes more than 80 different diagnostic categories of sleep disorders, most of which are marked by excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep, or abnormal movements, behaviors, and sensations during sleep.
If left untreated, sleep disorders can have significant adverse consequences. Not only is insufficient sleep often responsible for motor vehicle and machinery-related accidents, but it is also linked to the development of a broad range of chronic diseases, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and depression. According to recent studies, obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk of a heart attack by 30% and raises the risk of dying prematurely by 46%.
Sleep Centers of Alaska offers patients with sleep disorders a continuum of specialized care from diagnostic testing and initial treatment to ongoing monitoring and disease management throughout the patient’s lifetime. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained and skilled professional staff, Sleep Centers of Alaska is dedicated to providing the highest standards of care in the field of sleep medicine to improve the quality of your life.
If you suspect that you might have a sleep disorder and are tired of feeling tired and unhealthy, please contact us for an initial consultation. With the wealth of treatment options currently available, a good night’s sleep is within reach.