Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis. Whether they are caused by a health problem or by too much stress, sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common in Nigeria.
Most people occasionally experience sleeping problems due to stress, hectic schedules, and other outside influences. However, when these issues begin to occur on a regular basis and interfere with daily life, they may indicate a sleeping disorder.
Depending on the type of sleep disorder, people may have a difficult time falling asleep and may feel extremely tired throughout the day. The lack of sleep can have a negative impact on energy, mood, concentration, and overall health.
In some cases, sleep disorders can be a symptom of another medical or mental health condition. These sleeping problems may eventually go away once treatment is obtained for the underlying cause. When sleep disorders aren’t caused by another condition, treatment normally involves a combination of medical treatments and lifestyle changes.
It’s important to receive a diagnosis and treatment right away if there is any suspicion of sleep disorder. When left untreated, the negative effects of sleep disorders can lead to further health consequences. They can also affect performances at work, cause strain in relationships, and impair the ability to perform daily activities.
Unhealthy sleep and sleep deprivation are linked to heart disease, depression, obesity and lower life expectancy. Millions of people suffer from chronic, severe sleep disorders. These include difficulties sleeping at night, problems with excessive daytime sleepiness, or other medical problems that may occur or be exacerbated during sleep.
Sleep disorders, if left untreated, can increase related heart risk. Our team of specialists at First Cardiologists Consultants take a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat a wide array of sleep of disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy. We offer evaluation and testing for obstructive sleep apnea and provide Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP) and Bilevel machines for treatment. We are the ResMed partners for Nigeria and supply and maintain ResMed machines and accessories.