Welcome to South Pointe Medical and Physical Rehab
Primary Care / Family Practice and Physical Rehab
South Pointe Medical serves Lafayette, Erie, Louisville and Broomfield, Colorado. We offer many services ranging from primary care / family practice, chiropractic, physical rehabilitation and holistic health. Our experienced providers have expertise in a wide range of medical treatments.
Comprehensive services include: minor injuries, physicals, immunizations, lab work, cold and flu treatment, ENT, skin conditions, infections, chronic disease management, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, massage therapy, holistic and homeopathic treatments, drug & alcohol testing, work related injuries, preventative care and education, and certified exams.
Call (303) 665-8444 for more information about our services or to discuss your treatment options.
Quality Sleep Should Be a Health Priority
Treating your sleep as a priority, rather than a luxury, is an important step in preventing a number of chronic medical conditions. Research has revealed that people who consistently fail to get enough quality sleep (less than 7 hours per night) are at an increased risk of chronic disease, and scientists are now beginning to understand why.
The main symptom of short term sleep loss is excessive daytime sleepiness, but other symptoms include depressed mood and poor memory or concentration. Studies also show that if you're sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior, and coping with change.
What many people do not realize, is that a lack of sleep—especially on a regular basis— has serious consequences for health, performance, and safety. Regular lack of sleep is associated with long-term health consequences, including chronic medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, increased inflammation, and obesity, plus it may lead to a shortened life expectancy.
At work, lack of sleep can be seen in reduced efficiency and productivity, and accidents. Sometimes the effects can even be deadly, as in the case of driving fatalities caused by sleepy drivers.
Knowledge is Power
While an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder, most people don't mention their sleep problems to their doctor, and most doctors do not necessarily ask about them. This widespread lack of awareness on the impact of sleep problems can have serious and costly consequences to everyone.
A variety of factors can cause poor sleep, including health conditions such as sleep apnea. But in some cases, it’s just due to bad sleep habits.
To learn more about any sleep disorders you may have, and the risks they pose, go to the link below.
This short assessment from TotalCare eHealth will give you a 'sleep score' plus practical tips and advice for improving your sleep. South Pointe will also have access to this information (if you choose) so that it will help in assessing your overall health.