Doctors spread awareness on sleep disorders

Experts say that about one-third of the population has some kind of sleeping disorder.

Experts say that about one-third of the population has some kind of sleeping disorder. (3/3/15)

NEW YORK - If you snore hard, choke in your sleep or just can't get enough rest, doctors are urging you to get checked as part of National Sleep Awareness Week. 

Patients at the Kings County Sleep Diagnostics Center in Brooklyn are doing just that, even children. They spend the night there hooked up to wires so that doctors and therapists can monitor their heart rate and breathing for any irregularities. 

Physicians say sleep disorders are commonly left undiagnosed because people don't share their complaints. It can even lead to other issues if left untreated, especially in kids. 

One patient, from the Bronx, says other people shouldn't be scared to get tested. 

According to the center, about one-third of the population has some kind of sleeping disorder, which prevents them from getting the minimum recommendation of six and a half to eight hours of sleep per night. 

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