The Need For Sleep

Why is great sleep necessary?

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine


Sleep isn’t just “time out” from daily life.

It is an active state important for renewing our mental and physical health each day. More than 100 million Americans of all ages, however, regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep.

At least 84 disorders of sleeping and waking lead to a lowered quality of life and reduced personal health. They endanger public safety by contributing to traffic and industrial accidents. These disorders can lead to problems falling asleep and staying asleep, difficulties staying awake or staying with a regular sleep/wake cycle, sleepwalking, bedwetting, nightmares and other problems that interfere with sleep. Some sleep disorders can be life-threatening.

Sleep disorders are diagnoses and treated by many different heathcare professionals, including general practitioners and specialists in neurology, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, otolaryngology, dentistry, and other fields. As part of its mission, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) strives to increase awareness of sleep disorders in public and professional communities. The AASM is the major national organization in the field of sleep medicine. The Academy represents several thousand clinicians and researchers in sleep disorders medicine, including the Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic, P.A.

For more information about sleep disorders, contact Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic Sleep Center.

Visit the AASM website at

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1 Comment

  1. Gaga6599

     /  April 4, 2013

    Falling asleep with the relaxing sounds white noise machine can be a very wonderful experience. They can help you have enjoyable dreams and wake feeling renewed and full of energy no matter where you go to sleep.


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