Our mission is to provide the highest standard of care in sleep medicine and fertility. We have planned program development and outreach programs. We provide resources and referrals to highly qualified specialists to enhance the quality of life for our patients. We offer compassionate care and comprehensive treatment options in sleep disorders, as well as fertility.
"The system must recognize sleep disorders are a real problem for a large percentage of people in the service area, including staff and their family members."
Director of Alpha Fertility & Sleep Center LLC
” Sleep has been provided by nature to do the body’s healing work, and it takes seven or eight hours for this process to happen. Commit to getting at least seven to eight hours of good quality sleep every night to keep your body and hormones in balance.” – Suzanne Somers
Sleep is important for hormonal health. Sleep plays a vital role in fertility from menstruation to conception to birth, causing a major roadblock in people trying to conceive. The part of the brain that regulates the sleep-wake hormones in both men and women is responsible for triggering the daily release of hormones that affect ovulation in women and sperm maturation in men.
A study in men who sleep less than 6 hours a night found that they are 31% less likely to achieve pregnancies than those who sleep 7 to 8 hours a night. This is due to the production of testosterone hormones (production of sperm) while sleeping. Sleep disturbances in men lower overall sperm count, decreasing testosterone levels as well as its mobility.
Studies have found that if women do not get enough sleep, over time it will have direct effects on reproductive-related hormones including estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH) and the follicle-stimulating hormone. The LH is responsible for the regular menstrual cycle and ovulation and may contribute to the delay of conception. Women that experience sleep problems are 3.7 times more likely to become infertile over time.
Sleep related disorders are a nationwide problem with people suffering on a nightly basis. Over 30% of the population suffers from disturbed sleep, while 10% are showing signs of chronic insomnia. An estimated 75% of the population are underdiagnosed. Unfortunately, the majority of the population are misinformed and education in the field is essential.
According to a national study nearly one-third of people in the United States, an estimated 50 to 70 million individuals, are experiencing chronic sleep disorders and wakefulness
48% of people in the US reporting snoring
37.9% reporting unintentionally falling asleep during the day or while at work
Reported 9 million Americans on are prescription sleep aids
41% of Americans report using over the counter sleep aids several times a week
Sleep Apnea increases erectile dysfunction and loss of libido. The Massachusetts male aging study reported prevalence of 52%. Increasing prevalence with age: 40% of men at age 40 and nearly 70% by age 70.
69% of women suffering from irregular cycle or premenstrual symptoms are more likely to suffer from delayed sleep phase syndrome or some sort of sleep disorder.
Sleep disturbances occur in 34% of infertile women.
The US makes up 80% of PT global prescriptions for low testosterone in men.
The number of patients diagnosed with sleep apnea is on a global rise. The sleep apnea devices market was valued at USD 6.0 billion in 2018 and is expected to witness more than 7.5% CAGR from 2019-2025. According to a study conducted by WHO (World Health Organization), the global prevalence of sleep apnea is around 100 million people. One out of five adults in the US have mild OSA while one out of five teens have moderate to serve OSA. Over the next few years the numbers are expected to increase, primarily due to increasing incidents from sleep-related disorders.