Daytime sleepiness and its consequences are becoming increasingly common problems affecting up to 15 percent of the population (Punjabi et al., 2003). The lack of awareness among the general public regarding the absence of sleep content in public health education programs causes patients to be hesitant about discussing sleep problems with their physicians.
For some, sleep disruption and constant sleepiness are often due to their social responsibilities as spouses, employees, caregivers, etc. Improving diet and exercise is highly focused on in our world as a part of a healthy lifestyle however sleep continues to be considered an expendable luxury (Dzaja et al., 2005). The precedence of our social responsibilities more often than not make us choose to sleep less and not give it priority. This can lead to causing or making chronic illness worse.
Our Physicians treat a variety of pulmonary and sleep conditions. Learn more about us by contacting us today at 239-985-1925. We are at 7335 Gladiolus Dr. Fort Myers, FL 33908. For more information about our physicians, please click on the individual provider to see a brief biography.