Did you know…
Sleep Disorders are a major cause of many health problems such as increased risk of hypertension, stroke, fatigue, depression, memory loss and erectile dysfunction. Most sleep disorders are treatable and once properly treated can dramatically increase a patients quality of life.
There is a 60% increased risk of Stroke in people with Sleep Apnea
75% of Sleep Disorders are Undiagnosed
Postmenopausal Women are 3 times more likely to have Obstructive Sleep Disorder
When you snore
Snoring is a noise produced from a collapse in the upper airway (usually the throat area) during sleep. It is the result of the muscles around the upper airway relaxing as we drift off to sleep, and the tissue around the airway vibrating to produce a snoring sound. Snoring (in particular, loud snoring) is usually a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring is more common in men, but occurs in both men and women. Snoring often worsens with age, and increases with weight gain.
William H. Noah, MD
Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine, Dr. Noah was the first to practice sleep medicine in Rutherford County in 1994. Dr. Noah lectures nationally on successful outcomes in sleep medicine.
Timothy J. Hoelscher, PhD
Dr. Hoelscher trained at Duke University and has worked with some of the leading researchers in sleep disorders, publishing and lecturing frequently.