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Sleep disorders negatively impact patients and those around them.

People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means that the brain and the rest of the body may not get enough oxygen. Cumulative effects of sleep loss and sleep disorders have also been associated with a wide range of harmful health issues including but not limited to an increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attacks, and strokes.

Short-and Long-Term Effects of Sleep Deprivation

  • Anxiety
  • Drowsiness, leading to drowsy driving
  • Forgetfulness
  • Distractibility
  • Decreased performance and alertness
  • Memory and cognitive impairment
  • Stressed relationships
  • Occupational injury

Can’t get a good night’s sleep? If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, American Gulf Sleep Diagnostics Center is here to help.

  • Gasping for air or choking sensations during sleep
  • Snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Restless legs (a waking discomfort of the legs, usually described as tingling or crawling sensation)
  • Difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep
  • Hypnogogic hallucinations- vivid hallucinations or dreams when falling asleep
  • Cataplexy-Episodes of muscular weakness or collapse
  • Sleep paralysis- Inability to move upon wakening
  • Excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day