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Our mission is to provide the highest level of care in sleep and fertility medicine. We have planned program development and outreach programs. We provide resources and referrals to highly qualified specialists to improve the quality of life for our patients. We offer compassionate care and comprehensive treatment options for sleep disorders as well as fertility.
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” 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 and childbirth, which is a major roadblock for people trying to conceive. The part of the brain that regulates 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 on men who sleep less than 6 hours per night revealed that they are 31% less likely to achieve pregnancy than those who sleep 7 to 8 hours per night. This is due to the production of testosterone hormones (sperm production) while sleeping. Sleep disturbances in men decrease overall sperm count, reducing testosterone levels as well as motility.
 
Studies have found that if women do not get enough sleep, it will eventually have direct effects on hormones related to reproduction, including estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone. LH is responsible for the regular menstrual cycle and ovulation and may contribute to delayed conception. Women who experience sleep problems are 3.7 times more likely to become infertile over time.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep-related disorders are a nationwide problem affecting people on a nightly basis. Over 30% of the population suffers from sleep disorders, while 10% show signs of chronic insomnia. It is estimated that 75% of the population is underdiagnosed. Unfortunately, most of the population is misinformed and education in this field is essential.
 

  • According to a national study, nearly one-third of the U.S. population, between 50 and 70 million people, suffer from chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders.

  • 48% of people in the U.S. report snoring.

  • 37.9% report having fallen asleep unintentionally during the day or at work.

  • 9 million Americans are reported to take 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 a prevalence of 52%. Prevalence increases with age: 40% of men at age 40 and almost 70% at age 70.

  • 69% of women with irregular cycle or premenstrual symptoms are more likely to have delayed sleep phase syndrome or some type of sleep disorder.

  • Sleep disorders occur in 34% of infertile women.

  • The U.S. accounts for 80% of the world's PT 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.

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