More than 50 million Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or severe insomnia. An additional 35 million people have occasional sleep related problems that leave them feeling fatigued throughout the day and these symptoms can lead to physical and mental health issues. Many have serious health implications and have been associated with increased risk of hypertension, heart failure, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions. Early screening and identification may help prevent serious complications. Once you have been diagnosed with a sleep disorder and have begun therapy, close follow up may ensure that you are receiving appropriate treatment for improved overall wellness.