Does Your Snoring Keep Others Awake at Night?
Do your partner, other family members, or friends complain about your snoring? They may tease you about it and you may laugh it off as nothing more than a nuisance. But there may be more to the story. Read on to learn how your snoring may be a warning of an underlying problem.
Do You Consistently Rise in the Morning Exhausted?
If you awaken tired and find it difficult to concentrate, you could be suffering from a sleep disorder.
There Are Different Causes of Poor Sleep
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is arguably the most well-known sleep disorder and results when your airway collapses while you are sleeping and produces the annoying snoring sound. There is also a variety of other causes of poor sleep, including insomnia, sleep paralysis, restless leg syndrome, and more. With so many root causes, correctly diagnosing the cause of your poor sleep requires a complete examination.
Sleep Contributes to Good Health
A solid night’s sleep does wonders to improve health. While you sleep, your body and brain repair cells and processes. After a good rest, you will have improved memory and the ability to learn, plus have better control of your emotional state and outlook. You will notice improvements in coordination, and you will find it easier to make wise decisions.
People with OSA have increased risk of:
- Diabetes, hypertension, and stroke
- Heart disease and heart attacks
- Mood disorders like depression and anxiety
- Accidents at home and work
You Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep Again!
If you are among the one out of three Americans who suffers from poor sleep, you owe it to yourself to seek help. To help you decide, click on this link and take our short Sleep Quiz. We will evaluate your answers and email the results to you. You can then decide the next steps to put you on the road to recovery. We know we can help! Please contact our office if you would like to schedule an appointment for an evaluation now.
Dr. Holsinger and Dr. Higgins