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The Sleep Medicine is a young and growing clinical discipline of the world’s medical community. There are approximately about 150 different sleep/wake disorders that are commonly known in the world. A sleep disorders can lead to various and significant health problems that may be potentially dangerous or fatal to the patient. It also reduces the quality of life of a patient having the associated sleep disorder.
The Sleep Related Disorder (SRD) studies has become the integral part of a routine patient screening for history and physical assessment especially on patients suspected for sleep disorders. The incidence of sleep related disorders are increasing with estimated from 5% to 25% positive SRD in the male population and slightly lower with the female population.
There are daily clinical signs and symptoms that highlights the significance for investigation of sleep related disorders such as;
There are also other clinical conditions that may lead to a serious and devastating effect of the patient’s lives. The patients diagnosed with heart diseases such HYPERTENSION (high blood pressure), HEART FAILURE, STROKES and sexual dysfunction can all be linked to sleep disorders. Other worldwide studies, it reports that patients with sleep disorders are 23 times more likely to suffer from Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) or stroke. It also suggests that each year, more than 38,000 cardiovascular deaths (heart related problems) that are attributed to sleep apneas or other type of sleep disorders.
In addition, other clinical studies for patients with Type 2 Diabetes (poor blood sugar control), shows higher hemoglobin A1C levels (indicator for blood sugar control) are associated to a poor and inadequate sleep quality and quantity.