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With our team’s comprehensive approach, clinicians from several specialties collaborate on therapies that can improve sleep. Our nationally certified sleep specialists, in turn, lend insights on how poor sleep can affect different aspects of health. A few of the effective treatments DSDC’s new Insomnia Clinic offers include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Biofeedback.

Our Insomnia Clinic
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that includes troubles sleeping, difficulty staying asleep, or waking up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. With our team’s comprehensive approach clinicians from several specialties collaborate on therapies that can improve sleep. Our nationally certified sleep specialists, in turn, lend insights on how poor sleep can affect different aspects of health. A few of the effective treatments DSDC’s new Insomnia Clinic offers include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Biofeedback.

CONSEQUENCES OF OBSTRUCTIVE

SLEEP APNEA & INSOMNIA

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MOOD DISTURBANCE

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Loss of motivation.
  • Shortened attention.
  • Moodiness & bad temper.
  • Poorer judgment.
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DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

  • 6-fold increased risk of car accidents.
  • Impaired concentration and memory loss.
  • Reduced work efficiency.
  • Reduced alertness.
  • Slower reaction time.
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STROKE

  • Men with moderate to severe OSA were nearly 3x more likely to have a stroke.
  • OSA is often found in patients following a stroke.
  • Risk of stroke rises with severity of the disease.
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HYPERTENSION

  • Sleep apnea is an identifiable cause of high blood pressure.
  • OSA is the leading cause of secondary hypertension.
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CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

  • Moderate OSA have increased mortality rates.
  • New patients are screened for OSA.
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DIABETES TYPE II

  • Lack of insulin control and poorly controlled blood sugars.
  • 58% have OSA.
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OBESITY

  • As sleep shortens or diminishes in quality, appetite for high- calorie food increases.
  • Obesity is the best documented risk factor for OSA. It is estimated that 90% of obese males and 50% of obese females have OSA.
  • The prevalence of OSA increases with body mass index (BMI).
  • Approximately 80% of OSA
    patients weigh 130% or more of their ideal body weight.
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SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

  • Loss of libido.
  • Impotence.
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