The clinic will be managed by a multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists and sleep technicians
Wockhardt Hospital launches a Sleep Disorder Clinic at the Mumbai Central branch which will deal with all issues related to sleep health. The clinic will deal with all kinds of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, hypersomnia, snoring, parasomnia etc. The clinic will be managed by a multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists and sleep technicians.
Speaking during the launch, Dr Prashant Makhija, Consultant Neurologist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central said, “Getting adequate sleep of at least seven to nine hours is essential for every adult. Sleep health has also been recently included by American Heart Association as a metric of cardiovascular health. Frequent sleep disruptions can result in both short-term as well as long-term health complications. Also, speaking on the common issue of snoring, which is not only a nuisance for bed-partner but can be a marker of Sleep apnea serious health disorder with significant long-term negative effects on cognitive, metabolic, and cardiovascular health.”
Dr Malik Merchant, Consultant Psychiatrist, Wockhardt Hospital adds, “There are several factors which contribute to sleep disruptions. While we spend one-third of our lives sleeping, there’s poor awareness amongst the general population about the importance of sleep. Sleep difficulties can arise due to physical as well as emotional problems. Sleep and mental health have a strong relationship and are dependent on one another. Lack of sleep can contribute to or worsen existing depression, anxiety, mood swings, anger, loneliness etc. Stress is one of the leading factors for sleep disorders.