Sleep Analysis


Scientific research shows that quality sleep is critical to effective weight management and overall wellness. Sleeping too little for just one night can increase pro inflammatory markers in the blood and boost hunger-promoting chemicals. Studies show that inflammation provoked by certain immune cells leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is directly correlated to obesity and is epidemic worldwide. There is increasing evidence that people who sleep fewer than 7 hours a night have a higher risk of diabetes. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that losing just 3 to 4 hours of sleep over a period of several days is enough to trigger metabolic changes that are consistent with a pre-diabetic state. Sleep deprivation stresses the body. Getting good-quality sleep is now considered a basic defense mechanism for staying healthy and preventing obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Studies report a link between high blood pressure and sleep deprivation. When people are sleep deprived, whether it is from insufficient sleep quantity or poor sleep quality, they place an increased load on their hearts. Here’s why: When you are awake, your heart pumps faster to move the blood around. During sleep, your body does not require that much blood flow, so your heart rate slows and the heart gets a much-needed rest. Without ample resting time, the heart muscle gets fatigued. Because your heart has to work harder, you can have an increase in blood pressure or possibly thickening of the heart muscle, which can lead to more serious heart problems.

In a study of middle-aged women, researchers concluded that weight gain was directly correlated with the amount of sleep the subjects received each night. Researchers concluded that sleep restriction impacts your ability to burn calories and increases the risk of weight gain. In fact, they reported that women in the study who slept 7 to 8 hours per night had the lowest risk for major weight gain. Similar studies suggest that those who sleep less than 7 hours per night are more likely to be obese.

65% of people suffer from sleep problems.

By testing for sleep apnea and insomnia, with subsequent treatment plans, it becomes much more of an efficient process to overcome sleep problems, manage weight and reach optimal health. We use a non-invasive Home Sleep Test  that is covered by most insurance plans. We verify insurance benefits and get pre-authorization prior to testing.

 

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