Sleep disorders are very common, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that sleep deprivation affects more than 25 percent of Americans. Sleep is a critical component of a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention. In today’s fast-paced world, many people have trouble working in the amount of sleep they need each night. The term “sleep disorders” can refer to a wide variety of disorders that either prevent or disrupt sleep. But sleep disorders do more than just prevent sleep — they can also increase the risk of serious and chronic health conditions, such as obesity, depression, diabetes and heart disease. Thousands of auto accidents each year are attributed to drowsy driving. It’s clear lack of sleep can affect not just you, but those around you.
Yet many people who consistently have trouble sleeping do not even realize they have a sleep disorder. Though sleep disorders are affect many, there are plenty of treatment options available. The Sleep Centers at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat treat a wide variety of sleep disorders, including the ones listed below: