The Importance Of A Good Night’s Sleep
Most people spend roughly one-third of their lives asleep. No wonder the quality of our sleep is so closely linked to the quality of our lives.
Lack of sleep is a contributing factor to conditions such as obesity, stress, heart disease, stroke, dementia and depression. In addition, drowsiness while driving contributes to more than 1,500 deaths each year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Studies by the National Sleep Foundation show that more than 60 percent of American adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week. Many of these people suffer needlessly simply because they are unaware that a solution exists.
MidMichigan's Sleep Disorders Labs in Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Houghton Lake, Midland, and Mt. Pleasant are dedicated to helping physicians and their patients identify sleep disorders so treatment can begin.
Test Your Sleep Quality
If you're concerned that you're not getting enough sleep, take our online sleep quiz and discuss the results with your doctor.
If your symptoms don't point to a sleep disorder, you may want to try adjusting your lifestyle to improve the quality of your sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends specific habits for promoting healthy sleep.
If your doctor suspects that you have a sleep disorder, he or she may recommend a sleep study at one of our Sleep Disorders Labs.
Read more about diagnosis and treatment of common sleep disorders.