Sleep Disorders affect up to 40% of Canadians and can lead to serious health risks over time. Sleep, like eating healthy and exercising, is a crucial component in your body and brain’s ability to function normally. “Long working days, social and family responsibilities, irregular shift work and illness can lead to self-imposed sleep restriction, while an untreated or undiagnosed physiological condition may cause a chronic disorder that disrupts the quantity or quality of sleep” said Dr. Frank Ryan, a consultant to the Sleep Disorders Program at UBC Hospital.
Sleep disorders is an umbrella term which encompasses the following conditions:
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Sleep Apnea
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low Energy