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How Many Hours of Sleep are You Getting?

Stacey Marino

sleep medicine specialist and patientDid you know that 35% of adults do not get the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night? This widespread lack of sleep is more than just an inconvenience—it can have serious consequences for your health. Sleep disorders are linked to a range of issues, including an increased risk of depression, anxiety, asthma, accidents, infertility, epilepsy, and diabetes. Moreover, 1 in 5 Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition associated with hypertension, memory issues, heart disease, and strokes.

Sleep is a vital component of overall health and well-being. When we don’t get enough quality sleep, our bodies and minds cannot function at their best. Chronic sleep deprivation can impair cognitive functions such as memory, decision-making, and reaction times, leading to accidents and injuries. It can also weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to infections.

One of the most concerning sleep disorders is sleep apnea, a condition where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. This can lead to fragmented sleep and lower oxygen levels in the blood, putting extra strain on the cardiovascular system. Over time, untreated sleep apnea can contribute to serious health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and even type 2 diabetes.

At Kane Hall Barry Neurology, we understand the critical importance of sleep and are dedicated to helping our patients achieve better sleep health. Under the expert direction of Dr. Maddukuri, who is ABPN Board Certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine, we offer home sleep testing as a convenient and effective solution. Home sleep tests are not only less expensive than traditional sleep center tests, but they also allow you to sleep in the comfort of your own bed, leading to more accurate results.

Home sleep testing involves using a portable device that monitors your breathing, oxygen levels, and other vital signs while you sleep. This data is then analyzed to determine if you have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. With this information, Dr. Maddukuri can develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs, helping you to achieve better sleep and improve your overall health.

If you’re struggling with sleep issues, don’t wait to seek help. Call us at 817-267-6290 to schedule an evaluation and take the first step towards better sleep and a healthier life. At Kane Hall Barry Neurology, we are committed to providing comprehensive care to help you sleep soundly and live well.

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