If you always feel like you are running on empty, no matter how much sleep you get, you need to get to the bottom of the problem. Something isn’t right. A sleep disorder could be the culprit for your feeling of exhaustion that is dragging you down day after day. You need to recognize the symptoms and do something about it.
Signs that You May Have a Sleep Disorder
1 in 6 people struggle with sleep disorders, yet many are unaware that there is a problem. Sleep disorders not only rob you of a good night’s rest, but they can also affect your health. Those with inadequate sleep on a regular basis, especially when it is due to sleep apnea, are at a greater risk of serious heart conditions and stroke. Pay close attention to the signs of a sleep disorder:
- You’re always tired, regardless of the amount of sleep you get
- It feels like you never fall into a sound sleep
- You have difficulty concentrating during the day
- You feel depressed
- You have begun to gain weight, even though your routine is the same
- Others complain about your snoring
- You wake up gasping in the night
Proper Diagnosis is Key
If you suspect that a sleep disorder is causing your fatigue, see a sleep disorder specialist for an evaluation. From that point, a treatment plan can be recommended to help you get the solid rest that you need on a daily basis.
There is a Sleep Disorder Treatment for You
You and your sleep disorder specialist can work together to find the best treatment plan from you. You may need to use a pillow to sleep in a different position at night, wear an oral appliance that will align your jaw properly to keep your airway open, or try a CPAP device in order to have a continuous flow of oxygen while you sleep.
If you would like to learn more about sleep disorders, please download my free e-book, “A Sleep Disorder Can Kill You”.