Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Sleep Disorders

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 - 4:15 PM

Sleep is important, and has been given far too little attention in the past. It has just been in the past few decades that scientists and researchers have come to appreciate the importance of sleep for maintaining good health. Decreased quality or quantity of sleep can be dangerous on multiple levels, as can being too sleepy (these two are often related). If you are not getting enough sleep despite reasonable efforts related to scheduling, or are sleeping too much, you may have a sleep disorder.

Sleep Disorders are categorized into two broad groups: Dyssomnias and Parasomnias. It is estimated that 40 million American suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and another 20 to 30 million deal with sleep disorders on a more irregular basis.