SLEEP DISORDERS IN ADULTS & CHILDREN
- Apnea patients are at a higher risk for stroke and cardiovascular disorders, particularly pulmonary and systemic hypertension and, congestive heart failure.
- Narcolepsy remains undiagnosed in perhaps half of all people suffering from it, and may be misdiagnosed as schizophrenia or Attention Deficit Disorder.
- More than a third of Americans complain about being unable to fall asleep or waking up during the night. This might be is a transient phenomenon. However, more than 9% of the American population have a chronic form of insomnia.
- Children frequently suffer from poor sleep due to bedwetting, nightmares, headbanging, sleep walking, or colic. They too may have sleep apnea, narcolepsy or insomnia.