Men, women, children or teens should have a sleep assessment if they
- have done the Self-test – “Do you have a sleep disorder?” – and answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions
- have heart problems, Type II diabetes, high blood pressure
- have depression or anxiety
- have Down’s syndrome
If you are a shiftworker and the usual measures to promote health and well-being do not have the desired results, you may have a sleep disorder and a sleep assessment is advised.
Children who have learning problems or behavioral problems such as hyperactivity or inattentiveness should also be assessed for a sleep disorder.
Did you know that adults and children are both subject to sleep disorders, though children are prone to hyperactivity, inattentiveness and behavior problems as a result of sleep loss, while adults are more likely to be lethargic and unresponsive?
Research has shown that hypertension, obesity, Type II diabetes and congestive heart failure have a strong relationship particularly to Sleep Disordered Breathing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. I have assisted countless clients who have struggled with many of these conditions find sleep solutions and strategies that meat their personal needs while improving their quality of life.