About Sleep Medicine
Sleep medicine is a medical subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders. Sleep disorders are widespread and can have significant consequences for affected individuals. Left untreated, sleep disorders increase the risk of chronic medical problems such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, and stroke. Sleep medicine is an exciting and challenging integrative field covering much of the human body including the cardiopulmonary, endocrine, respiratory, metabolic and nervous systems.