Sleep Evaluation In The ‘Early’ 21st Century
Many people struggle with sleep issues for years, however, most delay seeking help for many reasons.
Firstly, poor sleep is seen as a lifestyle issue related to work schedule, multi-tasking family obligation, internet surfing/usage etc.
Secondly, sleep is usually affected by other diseases, which is seen as the primary issue – neglecting the fact that sleep issues can worsen primary diseases such as pain, hypertension, heart disease, mental health etc.
Thirdly, many physicians trained today have limited understanding of sleep and its impact on health thus it is rarely brought up during the brief 15-minute appointment.