35 Million Americans Have a Sleeping Disorder
If you’re feeling sleep deprived, you’re not alone. The fact is, 7 out of 10 Americans have trouble sleeping. And whether the cause is insomnia, apnea, snoring or any of the more than 80 sleeping disorders, the consequences can be devastating – including severe depression, anxiety, physical illness or injury and serious relationship problems. Pacific Medical Centers is ready to help with the new Diagnostic Center for Sleep Health (DCSH).
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If you suspect that you or a loved one have a sleep disorder, ask your primary care physician about a referral to the Diagnostic Center for Sleep Health. Your overnight evaluation and follow-up treatment are covered under most insurance plans.*
To schedule your appointment, call 206.709.UZZZ (8999) today. And say good night to sleep problems for good.
*While most insurance will cover your evaluation and treatment with a doctor’s referral, we recommend you check with your insurance program to verify coverage.
Sleep Facts: Did You Know?
- Want to cut stroke risk by 1/4? Get a solid night’s snooze.
If you routinely sleep less than six hours each night, you are four times more likely to suffer a stroke. (This risk holds steady even if you are at a healthy weight and don’t have a stroke history or risk!) Source
- Sleeping well can whittle obesity down to size.
Not getting enough sleep may be linked to obesity. Not sleeping well affects how your body controls your appetite, and this can lead to overeating. Source
- Too much light at night and not enough sleep may raise cancer risk.
The hormones that our bodies produce at night may play an important role in fighting off cancer. But if we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies can’t produce enough of these chemicals. Source
- Is a deep sleep your guilty pleasure? It may put diabetes to bed.
Many physicians believe that sleep loss can contribute to pre-diabetes. So getting enough hours of sleep and ensuring good-quality sleep may help you stay healthy. Source
- Low sleep increases risk for heart disease. Save your heart for love!
Healthy, middle-aged women who don’t get a good night’s sleep have a greater than average chance of developing heart trouble. Source
- You snooze, you lose? Wrong! Good sleep increases sperm count in men.
Sleep loss or poor sleep habits—even in men in their 20s—can result in 25% fewer sperm. It also may also cause sperm to be malformed. Source
If you’re concerned about getting a good night’s sleep, ask your primary care physician about a referral for a sleep study at the Diagnostic Center for Sleep Health. Your overnight evaluation and follow-up treatment are covered under most insurance plans.* Or call us at 206.709.UZZZ (8999) today. And say good night to sleep problems for good.
The Diagnostic Center for Sleep Health Offers:
- One convenient site for multidisciplinary review and patient consultation
- Board-certified sleep specialists and expert technicians
- Accredited by the AASM
- State-of-the-art equipment for monitoring and diagnosis
- Education for referring physicians
- Sleep awareness programs to improve the timeliness of intervention and effective treatment of sleep disorders