Consequences of Untreated Sleep Disorders

Untreated Sleep Disorders such as Sleep Disordered Breathing and Restless Legs Syndrome, often lead to chronic diseases such as:

Sleep Apnea in Chronic Disease

The figure above shows the prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing amongst patients with Congestive Heart Failure1, Stroke/TIA2,3, Type 2 Diabetes4, Drug-Resistant Hypertension5, Hypertension6, Coronary Artery Disease7

Accurate diagnosis and targeted therapy for underlying sleep disorders is often successful in reversing the immediate problems and reducing the chronic health risks associated with these conditions. Our mission is to help patients get their life back by prescribing the most advanced and specific therapies. This gets patients on the pathway to healthy sleep and a healthier future.

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