The Importance of Sleep Analysis in EDISON BIO’s Executive Health Exam

Sleep is important. Few people would argue that it’s not.

Given that fact, however, it might be surprising that an estimated 1 in 15 people suffer from sleep apnea in the U.S. and 85% of these cases remain undiagnosed. 

If a good night’s rest is essential for daily productivity, avoiding heart disease, and maintaining your mental health, then why isn’t sleep health considered more seriously by the traditional healthcare system? 

When was the last time your doctor tested how well you sleep? 

Are you one of the 22 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea yet aren’t even aware of it? 

Unfortunately, the effects of untreated sleep apnea can have serious and life-altering consequences. Below, discover how poor sleep could be damaging your health physically and mentally and what EDISON BIO is doing to help you take back control of your wellness.

Physical Health

The John Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center explains sleep apnea as “what happens when upper airway muscles relax during sleep and pinch off the airway, which prevents you from getting enough air. Your breathing may pause for 10 seconds or more at a time, until your reflexes kick in and you start breathing again.” 

Despite the obvious effect of not getting a restful night’s sleep, sleep apnea has been linked to an increased chance of major health problems like type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes. 

In fact, of the 92 million people who have heart disease in the United States, 60% of them also suffer from sleep apnea. This is due in part to the enormous strain that is placed on the heart when breathing suddenly stops during sleep.  

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, sleep apnea can also increase your risk for developing asthma, chronic kidney disease, metabolic disorders, eye disorders, atrial fibrillation, pregnancy complications and more.

Mental Health

In addition to affecting your body physically, sleep apnea also can decrease your cognitive functioning and have negative effects on your mental health overall. 

Because breathing pauses inhibit you from staying asleep continuously throughout the night, people with sleep apnea often suffer from fatigue and mood swings during the day. Additionally, studies have linked sleep apnea to decreases in memory, concentration, and attention spans

The National Center for Biotechnology Information even found that “individuals with sleep apnea have increased risk for psychopathology, including suicidal ideation.” and that “efforts to address the mental health care needs of those with sleep apnea are needed.”

Maintaining healthy sleep is critical for cognitive performance and suffering from sleep apnea can have major effects on your brain health.

Taking Control of Your Health

Traditional healthcare systems have failed at offering patients truly comprehensive and personalized care. That’s why EDISON BIO designed the most advanced Executive Health Exam ever created using the most innovative technologies available. 

Included in every Executive Health Exam are detailed and clinically-approved sleep analysis tests. Members can learn about their sleep habits, discover if they suffer from issues such as sleep apnea, and be equipped with the tools necessary to treat the problems they might be facing. 

Don’t settle for providers that only address part of your health story. Invest in EDISON BIO to receive a holistic picture of your body mentaly and physically—including understanding your sleep health—and to prioritize your performance and longevity.

About EDISON BIO

EDISON BIO expands human health potential by providing the most advanced executive health service focused on improving longevity and performance for the highest performing people on the planet. You can learn more about applying to be a member at  www.edisonbio.com

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