Sleep is critical to total health and wellness and apnea can be resolved through treatment
How did you sleep last night? Before you answer “On my back” or “Curled up in my 1,200 threadcount Egyptian cotton sheets,” you may want to give your answer deeper thought. Believe it or not, it could save your life.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by a sleep problem – more than 40 million of whom suffer from a chronic condition.
Fortunately, more and more people are waking up to the fact that sleep disorders can be serious, and potentially lethal, conditions. “Sleep medicine is new to this country,” said Susan Fennell, founder of Island Sleep Lab, an independent diagnostic clinic for sleep disorders on Hilton Head Island. “People are just now recognizing the importance of sleep.”