There’s nothing worse than having to face a day at work being dead tired at the start of it all — and then feeling pretty much the same for the rest of the eight or more hours you’re on the payroll.
The problem is that many people don’t even realize that the tiredness they feel is a result of their snoring, which in almost every case can be treated to the point that the tiredness will disappear and vibrancy return.
A human being needs food to eat, air to breathe, water to drink and time to sleep restfully and recoup. The body builds up stress throughout the day, and during the night it — given normal sleep patterns — will recharge and revitalize itself. Your blood pressure recedes, the worries in your brain dissipate and any age-related problems or diseases you’re developing slow down. A good night’s sleep, repeated seven days a day, can go a long ways toward curbing illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and memory loss.
… that you actually do get what’s considered a good night’s sleep, which for many millions of Americans is something they may never have experienced, at least not fully.
Snoring interrupts one’s sleep, and with the interruptions causes the body’s normal restorative processes to misfire, just like an engine with some bad spark plugs.
Worse yet is a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which causes actual cessations of breathing throughout the night, maybe 100 to 200 times, sometimes without the sufferer’s even realizing it. Obviously, OSA is going to wreak havoc on one’s daytime vitality.
Worse, OSA — and even habitual, loud snoring — can contribute to the onset of elevated blood pressure, leading further to heart disease and potential strokes. Bad sleep is a risk factor in many life-threatening diseases, so it needs to be taken seriously.
Bottom line, if you’re tired in the daytime all the time, find out if it’s related to your snoring and/or sleep patterns (answer: it no doubt is). Your bedroom partner will be more than happy to inform you of your snoring habits, but if you’re alone, you can use daytime fatigue as a clear indicator of nighttime problems.
You need to seek diagnosis and help from sleep professionals, and then find a treatment that can reward you with a good night’s sleep — and a daytime of abundant vitality and solid accomplishments. Don’t just shrug off your tiredness as somehow normal. It’s not. There’s an underlying cause, most often related to how you sleep (and/or snore), and you need to get help. Don’t go another day unable or less than capable of performing fully. It’s just not worth it when help is at hand.