Too many of us spend our nights half-awake and our days half-asleep. That, of course, is the first indication that you have a sleep disorder. A full night’s sleep (from 7.5 to 8.5 hours) should totally rejuvenate you. If not, that’s the first warning sign of sleeping problems that need to be addressed.
Second indication: Someone, perhaps your spouse or sleeping partner, informs you that you snore. Snoring itself can lead to poor sleep results, but it can also lead to bigger health problems, especially if your snoring is associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is characterized by scores of times during the night when your breathing just simply pauses. Think of what continued, repeated lack of oxygen can do to your system, and you have an idea of the devastating effect that OSA can have on you.
Third indicator: You fall asleep during the daytime. You’re not just tired, but you doze off, even at work and not just in front of the television. Obviously, if your body seeks sleep during the daytime, your nights are not doing their job at rejuvenating your body and mind.
Fourth: You simply can’t sleep at night, and your brain has adjusted to this reality. This means one thing usually — you suffer from insomnia. This is extremely not normal, and you need to seek professional help, perhaps medications.
Fifth but not last: You suffer from other problems that prevent you from sleeping fully at night. These problems could include depression or other health issues, but also something known as restless leg syndrome (RLS), which causes you to move your legs throughout the night to abate the pain you’re feeling.
If you fall into any of these symptomatic conditions, you need to do yourself a favor and seek the help of sleep professionals immediately. It’s not normal to suffer from poor nights and even poorer days. Make the call and set up the appointment today.