More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Despite this ever growing statistic, unfortunately over 90% remain undiagnosed. Although there are over 80 classifications of sleep disorders, they are broken down in four major areas: sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome. Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder affecting over 18 million Americans. The consequences of untreated sleep apnea can range from mild to severe, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, brain damage, diabetes, depression, obesity, and impotency. Sleep apnea and related sleep disorders should not be taken lightly and can lead to serious health related issues. Are you tired of being tired? With the escalating sleep crisis in America, now is the time to get help.
Locally owned and operated in Odessa, TX, Sleep Permian can help you find the relief you need. Our experienced doctor works with a team specialized in sleep disorders to create a customized treatment plan to help you sleep easier through the night. Sleep Permian strives to help patients in Odessa-Midland and the surrounding areas feel at ease and find the solution to your sleep problems. Call us today for more information!
Sleep Apnea is one of the most under diagnosed medical conditions in the United States. It is often over looked because people do not recognize the symptoms. If you catch signs of sleep apnea early and develop a plan of action then you can drastically improve your quality of life. The most common symptoms of sleep apnea are tied to your nose, throat, and mouth. In most cases your dentist is most likely recognize these problems first. Dr. Rutherford also operates a dentistry-The Art of Dentistry. Both business work hand and hand to ensure that your sleep apnea is treated effectively.
People that are afflicted with sleep apnea face a steep increase in chances of being part of a traffic accident. Due to the sleeplessness and lack of ability to concentrate that are associated with apnea, sufferers are six times more likely to die in a car accident. As a matter of fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that drowsy driving is responsible for, at the very least, 100,000 car accidents, 40,000 injuries, and 1,550 deaths per year.
• Up to 59% of people report that their partner snores in bed.
• 23% of couples sleep in separate beds.
• Over 1/3 of couples report disharmony within the relationship due to snoring.
• One hour of sleep per night is typically lost from the snorer’s partner; he/she may wake up as many as 21 times per hour.
• The most common reason for couples sleeping separately is snoring.