Dr Mistry has been featured in The Telegraph where he talks about the wonder drug…Sleep
Bad sleep is bad news for your health. In some cases, inadequate sleep could lead to mental health issues such as depression, and physical health issues such as a weakened immune system. Worryingly, this can be a vicious cycle, with bad sleep leading to poor health, and poor health leading to bad sleep.
Dr Dipesh Mistry is a recognised expert in the field of sleep medicine, and he firmly regards sleep as a wonder drug, often overlooked. Everyone should strive for good sleep hygiene and adopting good habits that lead to good sleep. There are many excellent tips that we can all benefit from, such as avoiding caffeine later in the day and not taking your smartphone to bed.
However, if your sleep difficulties are having a noticeable impact on the quality of your life, Dr Mistry advises that you seek specialist medical support. It’s better to address this early, because insufficient sleep over a long period of time has been associated with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, doubling the risk of developing anxiety and impacting overall wellbeing.
If you’re suffering from the consequences of poor sleep, you’re not alone. Insomnia is a very common issue, affecting at least one in 10 adults. Insomnia is up to two times more common in females, especially during pregnancy, breastfeeding and around the time of the menopause.
As a specialist in the field of sleep medicine, Dr Mistry treats patients with a spectrum of conditions, including insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleepwalking, sleep paralysis and nightmares. Dr Mistry also offers discreet consultations to support people with a range of mental health difficulties including depression, stress and anxiety. Dr Mistry focuses on patient-led care, tailoring his treatment plans to each individual patient’s needs and preferences. This includes exploring treatment options for people who prefer not to take medication.
If you’d like specialist support with your sleep or mental health, book an appointment to discover how Dr Mistry could help you.