(Springfield, MO) — About 40 million Americans suffer with some type of sleep disorder.
St. John’s hospital made an effort to help people learn the symptoms and the solutions on Friday.
It held a Sleep Awareness Fair, which highlighted treatments, like breathing machines, natural remedies, even information about dental devices.
Experts say people adapt to lack of sleep or poor quality sleep, and have no idea how much better their lives can be if they find out what their problem is, and get it fixed.
“One of the key symptoms is excessive daytime sleepiness, drowsy while driving, basically even if you sleep a lengthy interval it doesn’t mean it’s a quality sleep which is deep sleep, sleep stages.” says Terry Yarnell with the Sleep Disorder Center.
Today’s event also offered information on sleep apnea, snoring, restless leg syndrome plus how menopause affects sleep.