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It is estimated that one-third of the U.S. population suffers from sleep disorders. Approximately 40 million individuals are chronic sufferers, yet less than 10% have been diagnosed or sought treatment.

Regardless of the type of sleep disorder, the impact on individuals is considerable. Clinically, people suffering from sleep disorders have an increased likelihood of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and mortality. At the same time, these individuals experience reduced cognitive performance that lowers job performance, decreases their quality of life and makes them ten times more likely to be in an automobile accident. These individuals are more susceptible to work-related injuries, depression and family discord, too.

Economically, sleep disorders in the U.S. are estimated to cost $60 - $115 billion annually for medical and indirect expenses. Sleep studies and therapies alone cost an estimated $5 billion per year. Individuals with undiagnosed sleep disorders have also been documented as heavy users of medical services.

Seven types of sleep disorders occur most frequently in the U.S. We have many treatments that can improve the symptoms of those disorders but they may be permanent problems. The disorders that you are looking at are conditions where a nerve may have an irreversible injury peripherally or in the CNS (brain) or the last one in the bone. We use low level or cold laser treatments in combination with medications and our appliance therapy to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. The combination of treatment in this way usually reduces or sometimes eliminates the dosage of medications and therefore the side effects (drowsiness, fatigue, constipation, dizziness, etc), which in itself improves quality of life.

  • Sleep Apnea Syndrome, affecting an estimated 20 million individuals
  • Chronic/Severe Insomnia, affecting an estimated 20 million individuals
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorder, affecting an estimated 17 million individuals
  • RLS/PLMD: Restless Leg Syndrome / Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, affecting an estimated 10 million individuals
  • Parasomnia, affecting an estimated 3 million individuals
  • Cheyne-Stokes, affecting an estimated 1.5 million individuals
  • Narcolepsy, affecting an estimated 300,000 individuals

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