Dr. John D. Bray, MD

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Negative Effects of Sleep Disorders

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Sleep is a restorative process that allows your body and mind to recover from an active day. An essential component of being a healthy individual is a good night's sleep. Unfortunately, millions of people suffer from sleep problems. The National Sleep Foundation conducted surveys that revealed that at least 40 million Americans suffer from a variety of sleep disorders and 60 percent of adults report having, sleep problem a few night a week. Additionally, many children experience sleep problems. Finding the cause of your sleep problems is crucial, as poor sleep can negatively affect your health in numerous ways, including the following:

  • Higher incidence of hypertension
  • Increased cardiac arrhythmias at night
  • Hyperactivity in children
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Diabetes - development and poor control
  • Irritability and depression
  • Higher mortality and morbidity
  • Earlier onset of Alzheimer's
  • Increased incidence of traffic and occupational accidents
  • Poor job performance
  • Poor school performance
  • Lack of focus
  • Lack of energy

If you or your child is suffereing from a sleep problem, make an appointment with Dr. Bray today by CONTACTING US.