There is growing awareness about the importance of sleep and healthy breathing. Sleep is a time of dynamic healing and growth for the body’s immune, nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. Without the restful effects of sleep, the body and mind do not function at optimal levels. People with sleep-related breathing disorders fight for air every night. This reduces oxygen levels to the brain and affects the quality of their sleep.
The Center for Sound Sleep is dedicated to assisting you or your loved one in understanding the health risks caused by sleep-related breathing disorders with the goal of helping those who suffer get restful sleep through effective treatment.
Reasons for poor sleep quality
While most scientists agree that a typical adult needs about eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, studies show that many of us sleep a lot less.
Simply evaluating and adjusting sleep habits will most likely take care of lifestyle and sleep hygiene related sleeping problems. However, sleep-related breathing disorders can destroy a person’s life and severely injure health, contributing to serious illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, stroke and depression. Related conditions may range from fibromyalgia to pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. They require careful analysis and in many cases professional treatment. Unfortunately many sufferers are unaware of their own sleep problems, though many bed partners can attest to problematic sleep behavior of their mate. If left untreated, quality of life often decreases significantly while medical expenses might more than double.