Healthy sleep patterns play an important role in health. Many chronic conditions can be traced to unhealthy sleep.
Insufficient or interrupted sleep can impact every organ system in the body. Sleep impacts brain chemistry and important neurological functions such as the timing and release of certain hormones. Unhealthy sleep patterns also affects the proper function of the central and autonomic nervous
systems, the cardiovascular system and overall heart health.
Individuals who suffer from health conditions which prevent them from achieving healthy sleep patterns will likely also suffer from one or more of the known conditions.
While there are a variety of conditions which affect healthy sleep, sleep disordered breathing, including mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is the leading cause unhealthy sleep patterns.