Sleep. It’s not just a pause from daily life, it’s crucial for renewing mental and physical health. About 40 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Essentially, they snore loudly and/or stop breathing during sleep. An estimated 95 percent — or 36 million Americans — remain undiagnosed and untreated.
Many People Fail to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
If you’re not getting enough sleep, you begin to build up sleep debt. Your sleep debt continues to grow as you add on more and more restless hours. The longer this cycle continues, the drowsier you become and the greater the effect on your physical and mental health.
Lack of Sleep Can Cause Health Problems
Poor sleep over long periods of time can cause or contribute to high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and/or diabetes – not to mention drowsy driving, which can result in serious car accidents.
The first step toward recovery
A physician’s referral is required for all testing at the Sleep Disorders Center. Your own primary care physician may print out and use the MD referral form on this website. Be sure to mention all of your symptoms to enable your primary care physician to fill it out completely and accurately. If you prefer to see a sleep disorders specialist prior to (or after completion of) your sleep study please call us at (716) 634-5100 for additional information.
We test for and provide treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as well as diagnose many other sleep disorders including:
- Difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep (DIMS)
- Hypoventilation syndrome
- Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep