Dr. Persson is board certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and specializes in the evaluation of all disorders of wakefulness and sleep.
Good sleep is important for good health. But according to the National Sleep Foundation, 65% of Americans report that they do not get enough sleep (most adults need six to eight hours).
Sleep disorders and lack of sleep are not just annoyances; they are serious problems. Those with sleep problems may think or move more slowly, make more mistakes or have memory difficulties. These negative effects can lead to poor job productivity and can be a contributing factor in motor vehicle accidents, weight gain, heart problems, colds and flu.
Lack of sleep can also strain emotions, family and job relationships and social encounters, and lead to greater health problems if left untreated.