Sleep Disorder Complications

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Chronic sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea don’t just cause outward symptoms like fatigue. These conditions can have serious repercussions on your overall physical, mental, and emotional health, affecting everything from your mood to your immune system.

Obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that involves shallow or interrupted breathing during sleep due to airway obstruction, is an especially dangerous condition that can greatly increase your risk for:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart failure
  • Vascular disorders
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart attack
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Chronic headaches
  • Weight gain or obesity

If you think you may be suffering from a sleep disorder like sleep apnea, talk to your physician about getting a referral for an overnight sleep evaluation (polysomnogram) at one of the many Sleep Disorders Centers offered by BayCare throughout the Tampa Bay area. Our state-of-the-art sleep study facilities are equipped with specialized equipment that can help determine if a chronic sleep disorder is depriving you of quality rest.

Get the Sleep You Deserve – Sleep Disorder Treatment in the Tampa Bay Area

For more information or a physician referral, call (866) 328-9932 or find a doctor near you. Browse our information about Sleep Disorder Risk Factors, Foods that Affect Your Sleep, and Types of Sleep Disorders.