Sleep Disorders Affect Millions
Sleep disorders affect millions of Americans and many go undiagnosed and untreated. Problems with sleep can have a negative effect on one’s health and quality of life.
Getting enough sleep is as important to our health as a good diet and exercise.
Both inadequate sleep and excessive sleep can lead to many downstream health consequences and can even shorten life expectancy.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Disorders often require a multi-disciplinary approach for diagnosis and treatment including a variety of medical specialties including otolaryngology, neurology, internal medicine and pulmonary medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology.
With his background in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as well as Sleep Medicine, Dr. Boon takes an individualized approach to treating sleep disorders comprehensively. While Dr. Boon’s emphasis is on the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, he will also treat other sleep disorders to provide optimal health and well being..
Sleep Disorders and Health
Repeated lack of sleep has wide-ranging effects on the body and can lead to serious health issues. Numerous studies have linked insufficient sleep to diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, weight gain and obesity, depression, anxiety, and a weakened immune system.
At the very least, inadequate sleep can affect performance at work, driving abilities, and basic quality of life. Those with sleep apnea and snoring problems may also affect the health and quality of life of their sleep partner.
Sleep-related disorders have been widely studied. Many treatments are available for a wide range of disorders. Seeking treatment is important to resume better quality of life and avoid the health risks.