FusionSleep’s Dr. Durmer Discusses When to Seek a Sleep Specialist on Healthy Explosion BlogTalkRadio
Jeffrey Durmer, MD PhD was recently the featured expert and co-host of Martina Desgouttes’ holistic health show Healthy Explosion on BlogTalkRadio. Dr. Durmer is Chief Medical Officer of FusionHealth®. During the show, Dr. Durmer and Ms. Desgouttes discussed when individuals should seek the help of a sleep specialist and the long-term benefits of treating Sleep Disorders. As Dr. Durmer points out, everyone has problems with sleep now and then. The real danger he says is when the occasional issue turns into a weekly event. Snoring or moving more than normal are two red flags that indicate a Sleep Disorder is present. Dr. Durmer says your first step should be to enlist the advice of your family doctor to see if there are any existing medical conditions that might help account for your sleep problems. Often the next step is seeking the aid of a board certified sleep specialist. Seeing a specialist can ensure that you are properly diagnosed and receive the appropriate therapy. Dr. Durmer and Ms. Desgouttes complete the show with vital information on sleep requirements, sleep specialists, and where to go for help. Click below to listen to the final segment.
Key Points About When to Seek a Sleep Specialist from Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, MD PhD
Children and teenagers require at least 9 to 10 hours of sleep each night.
Children who sleep less than 8 hours each night are drastically below their recommended requirements.
Adults need approximately 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.
Recent data indicate that there is a statistically significant association between mortality and sleeping less than 6 hours each night.
When looking for a sleep specialist, make sure the individual is board certified by either the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) or the American Board of Specialty Training (ABST) through their primary specialty board.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine website can help you find a certified specialist or sleep center in your area.
Because of the chronic and familial (genetic) nature of most Sleep Disorders, treatments require continued management and can change with time, medical conditions and health status.
Having an experienced sleep medicine team to help resolve issues as they arise and remove potential medical, social and behavioral hurdles to treatment are the key to health and wellness.
FusionSleep and FusionHealth have an innovative approach that utilizes a sleep-health management team who monitor all treatments and proactively engage patients on treatments via phone, texts, and emails to provide timely accessibility to treatment solutions.
FusionHealth works specifically with companies seeking to improve employee wellness and control health-related costs due to workforce Sleep Disorders.
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