How Sleep Disorders Can Affect Your Life Without You Knowing

by Staff Blogger | June 23rd, 2014

People who exercise and eats a balanced diet throughout each day may see themselves as perfectly healthy, but they may suffer from a condition while sleeping that can be detrimental to their health.

It’s estimated that approximately 40 million United States citizens suffer from chronic sleep disorders, each of which can be extremely damaging to the victim’s body overtime. More disturbing is the fact that many cases go undiagnosed, which can cause serious harm.

One of the most common sleep disorders that is identified today is sleep apnea. This is a condition where the afflicted patient stops breathing during the night. Some patients experience hundreds of episodes throughout the night that can last for up to one minute. This can cause the brain to suffer oxygen deprivation that can lead to strokes, diabetes, and even death.

An article from News Channel 5 discusses how another condition—known as REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD)— can lead to patients developing dementia and Parkinson’s disease if left untreated.

The article went on to talk about how another 1 million Americans have a condition called sleep eating that can lead to obesity and diabetes.

These conditions may qualify those affected for either Veterans’ or Social Security Disability benefits. However, applying for these programs can be confusing without the assistance of a knowledgeable lawyer.

At Ponce Law, our team of Nashville personal injury lawyers can help guide you through applying to these programs while answering your questions each step of the way. We are available to speak with you anytime, so feel free to call us at (800) 363-9113 to discuss your case.