You've heard time and time again that 8 hours of sleep is necessary for optimal health. But who actually gets 8 hours of sleep every night? With work, families and balancing life, it's very common to get a lot less sleep per night.
However, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is a direct link between lack of sleep and heart disease. With every hour of sleep that you lose per night on a consistent basis, you're increasing your chance of experiencing coronary problems and developing heart disease. Those who experience less sleep are also more inclined to have heart attacks, especially at a young age.
Lack of sleep may cause a buildup of calcium in the arteries and increase risks for serious heart conditions. There are many reasons why people don't receive the amount of sleep they need daily. Some of these reasons are:
- High stress
- Daily caffeine and nicotine intake
- Sleep disorders
- Poor nutrition
- Other health issues
If you suffer from a sleep disorder you may need professional help to get back on a normal sleeping pattern again. At Aventura Hospital, we have a professional sleep center with all of the amenities needed to assess those suffering from sleep disorders.
Each year, millions of Americans experience restless leg syndrome when sleeping, making it difficult or impossible to rest and actually fall asleep. Others suffer from sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy. Aventura Hospital sleep specialists are trained to help diagnose and treat various sleeping disorders and conditions, getting you back to a healthy, normal sleep pattern in a reasonable amount of time.
Since we are an open sleep lab, any Aventura Hospital physician can refer a patient for diagnosis and treatment. Sleep labs are state-of-the-art and are equipped with comfortable beds and amenities similar to one's home. With special attention to detail, the sleep specialists work diligently to help patients overcome their sleep issues.
If you feel like you're having trouble sleeping or suffer from any type of sleep disorder, give us a call at 305-682-7216 to set up your evaluation today. You can also visit us on the web at Aventura Hospital Sleep Disorders Center. Remember that sleep is one of the most vital components to your life. Let us help you get back on track and improve the quality of your life, one relaxing night at a time.
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