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SUNY Downstate Sleep Disorders Center
Good Sleep is Essential for Good Health
Good sleep affects both your physical and mental well-being, and also has an impact on your immune system. Sleep disorders are often associated with serious medical conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, asthma, convulsions, memory problems, irritability, depression and impotence.
Snoring can be an indication of a life-threatening sleep disorder.
At the Sleep Disorders Center, we provide diagnosis and treatment for all types of sleep disorders. Symptoms include snoring, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, nightmares, teeth-grinding.
How much sleep is enough?
On the average:
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 40% of adults get fewer than seven hours of sleep per night on weekdays, and 71% get under eight hours of sleep.
If you frequently feel drowsy during the day, you probably haven't had enough sleep. You may have sleep deprivation or even a sleep disorder. (Take our Sleep Quiz.)
Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep
It might help to: