The two most common sleep disorders are insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or difficulty to stay awake. OSA is a pattern of hatling or slowed breathing at night that causes repeated awakening unknown to the patient. Contact our sleep disorder center in Fort Wayne if you experience these symptoms.
There are 3 things you should know about sleep disorders:
- Snoring is not normal. In fact, it has been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. While some studies show that snoring is 90% predictive of OSA, you don’t have to snore to have OSA.
- Mayo Clinic research recently showed that 91% of 942 patients who failed drug therapy for insomnia were found to have OSA.
- When left untreated, OSA can increase your risk of cancer, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, depression, and even obesity.