Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation

The obvious signs of skipping out on sleep are daytime sleepiness, feeling sluggish or groggy, and having a hard time focusing. You may even feel very hungry and overly emotional. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult needs about seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Most of us do not get that much sleep. In fact, getting six hours of sleep or less a night can lead to some serious issues including obesity and diabetes. More serious issues include increase risk of stroke and cancer as well as heart disease and memory loss. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or another type of sleep disorder, your health may be at risk.

AZ-Sleep, led by Leonard M Moss, MD, uses the latest technology in home sleep testing equipment and diagnostic monitoring. Dr. Moss will complete a thorough examination in order to determine the best treatment options for each patient. The results of our in home sleep test are read by Dr. Moss to determine the presence of a sleep disorder. In addition to offering CPAP, we can provide an alternative, an oral sleep appliance. If patients meet the criteria for an oral appliance, we can fabricate one for them. We carefully monitor and track our patients’ progress and response to treatment. Our unique approach and model allows us to quickly diagnose and treat patients.

If you or someone you know might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, please schedule an initial consultation today with Dr. Moss at 480-945-3629 or visit us at for more information.