Just like exercising and eating right, sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. If you suffer from a sleep disorder, it can have a lasting effect on your emotional and physical well-being.
Insufficient sleep has been linked to a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including obesity, depression, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
With more than 88 identified sleep disorders, and more than 70 million Americans affected by sleep disorders, it is important to know the signs:
- Loud snoring
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Breathing interruptions during sleep
- Memory difficulties
- Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking
- Waking up gasping for air
- Dependence on sleeping pills
- Nighttime chest pains or seizures
- Grinding teeth during sleep
- Sleep walking or acting out dreams
- Frequent nightmares or terrors
- Frequent morning headaches