At the Sleep Disorder Institute of Riverside Medical Center we specialize in the both the diagnosis and treatment of over 84 classified sleep disorders in adults and children. Sleep is not just resting or taking a break from busy routines. It is vital to our physical and emotional health and well-being. Sleep, just like food and water, is essential for life and affects every biological function. Yet millions of us are not getting enough sleep or are suffering from other sleep problems. Adequate sleep plays a role in helping the body recover from illness and injury. Insufficient sleep over a period of time is associated with numerous chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. A sleep disorder is a condition that disrupts sleep or interferes with sleep quality, often having a negative impact on daytime functioning or health. There are more than 84 classified sleep disorders that have been identified in adults and children as documented in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders. Some of these disorders are quite common, such as:
The significant health consequences of sleep disorders have led experts to agree that these problems warrant medical attention. It’s time to talk to your health care provider.