The two most common sleep disorders are insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or the drive to stay awake and OSA is cessation or slowed breathing at night that causes repeated awakening unknown to the patient. Contact our sleep disorder center in South Bend today!
3 things that you probably didn’t know are:
- Snoring is not normal, snoring itself has been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Some studies show that snoring is 90% predictive of OSA but you don’t have to snore to have OSA.
- Mayo Clinic research recently showed that 91% of 942 patients who failed drug therapy for insomnia were found to have OSA
- Untreated OSA is linked to development of cancer, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, depression, obesity,