About a third of adults usually get less sleep than they need to stay happy and healthy. Not getting enough quality sleep has negative short- and long-term consequences.
More and more research has confirmed the link to poor sleep and serious medical conditions. We can screen our patients’ sleeping patterns to make sure you are getting the necessary rest so your body can recover both physically and mentally. Our office uses a cardiopulmonary unit to evaluate the amount of deep sleep one achieves during the night. Deep sleep is where the body is able to deal with chronic pain and inflammation as well as improve our mental state. Failure to have adequate deep sleep can lead to chronic pain and inflammation as well as an inability to handle stress. Chronic poor sleep has been shown to lead to Alzheimer’s and dementia, high blood pressure, auto-immune disorders, cardiac arrhythmia, and stroke. If you or someone you know snores, awakens frequently during the night, or even stops breathing for a time there are various conservative treatments that can help. I can personally speak from experience and the changes both mentally and physically were dramatic. Do not ignore the signs or poor sleep, the consequences can be horrible and many times are preventable. You mean to much to your family and friends when a solution is easily within reach. Call us at 215-572-7566 if you want to learn more and make your appointment with Dr. Andrew Cohen.