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Sleep Facts

Getting enough sleep is something people need for good health and to prevent sleep disorders. Sleep disorders can not only lead to problems directly but also increase a person’s risk of other health problems. However, these sleep disorders can be diagnosed and treated, bringing relief to those who suffer from them.

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep in New York City

New York City is known as the “city that never sleeps”. While the city is not a person, and people that do shift work can keep the city going 24/7, all New Yorkers need to make sure they get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep. Sleep is a basic necessity for all humans and is not a luxury. The time spent sleeping is not time wasted as many important biological functions are linked to sleep such as hormonal production, memory consolidation, growth hormone secretion, immunity and healing. Unfortunately, not everyone is getting enough sleep leading to many consequences.

Facts about short sleep duration

People getting less than the recommended amount of sleep in US: A third of US adults

Risks of not getting enough sleep

  • Not getting enough sleep puts you at risk for health problems such as
  • type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression
  • Not getting enough sleep can lead to motor vehicle crashes and
  • mistakes and errors at work

Sleep studies

If you are suspected of having a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or other sleep problem, a sleep study such as a home sleep study or an in lab polysomnogram, or PSG, might be ordered by the sleep doctor. A PSG is an overnight test that measures sleep, breathing and other parameters that help diagnose many different sleep disorders.

Anxiety & Sleep Disorder

Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. People who are well rested feel alert and do not have the urge to nap. Insomnia affects more than 70 million Americans, or one in three people. Direct costs of insomnia which include dollars .. Read More

Stress and anxiety may cause sleeping or make existing problems worse. Sleep problems can also lead to excess weight gain.

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