Those affected by sleep disorders know that sleeping doesn’t always equate with getting adequate rest, that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the day ahead. More than 100 million people have trouble sleeping and are affected by common sleep conditions like snoring, sleep apnea, daytime drowsiness, and even teeth grinding.
Poor sleep quality affects everything from job performance, driving safety, personal relationships and intimacy to mental health, in addition to reducing oxygen saturation and elevating blood pressure. This increase in blood pressure forces the heart to work harder, which can cause serious, long-term health problems.
Fortunately, when properly diagnosed, sleep disorders are very treatable. Sleep disorders are often caused by an underlying respiratory or cardiovascular issue. The team at Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s Institute of Sleep Medicine starts every new patient consultation by conducting an in-lab or at-home sleep study to diagnose the problem and then work in tandem with our cardiologists and other specialists to develop a customized treatment plan. We believe good sleep is essential for good health and work hard to make it a reality for every Deborah® patient.
In addition to treating patients affected by sleep disorders, we also perform occupational sleep clearances for military personnel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and commercial drivers and truckers.
Regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes – and it shortens your life expectancy. It’s now clear that a solid night’s sleep is essential for a long and healthy life.
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