A good night’s sleep can make all the difference. Restful sleep is a vital part of the health and healing process. People who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea can have a 300 percent increase in stress hormones, and the negative effects of insulin resistance, diabetes, and other related conditions can increase significantly as a result. When sleeping disorders are treated correctly, however, a good night’s rest can reduce the risk of a heart attack and stroke by 50 percent. Sleep can also increase the efficiency of your heart by an average of 33 percent.
Some common sleeping disorder symptoms include:
- Loud and chronic snoring
- Choking, snorting, or gasping during sleep
- Long pauses in breathing
- Daytime sleepiness, no matter how much time you spend in bed
Gunnison Valley Hospital’s Sleep Center offers a comprehensive sleep study program, overseen by Robert D. Pearson, MD. Consult your physician to schedule an appointment if you think you may be suffering from a sleep disorder. For more information, please contact us at 435-528-2232