Sleep is a hot-button topic. After all, 1 in 3 three people don’t get enough sleep, according to the CDC. While everything from stress to jet lag can cause you to lose valuable sleep, if you are dealing with a true sleep disorder, like millions of Americans are, then you may find yourself dealing with persistent daytime fatigue, morning headaches and brain fog as a result of continued poor sleep. Our Jupiter, FL, sleep specialist Dr. Steven Burman has helped countless patients get a better night’s rest through a variety of treatment options and lifestyle changes that can manage common sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
What causes sleep disorders?
There are many things that can contribute to a sleep disorder including,
- • Chronic health problems such as nerve disorders or heart disease
- • Mental health disorders including anxiety
- • Certain medications
- • Aging
Irregular sleep schedules such as jet lag or nightshift work, as well as alcohol or caffeine consumption, can also play roles in the quality of your sleep.
What are the signs of a sleep disorder?
While a night of poor sleep may be frustrating, we can all expect that every once in a while; however, when poor sleep becomes the norm, then it’s worth investigating or even speaking with our sleep doctor and his team to find out what’s going on.
Not sure if you are dealing with a sleep disorder? Some telltale signs include,
- • It takes you longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep most nights
- • You wake up often throughout the night and have trouble falling back to sleep
- • You experience restless sleep or lots of tossing and turning
- • You wake up exhausted despite getting enough sleep
- • You often need to nap throughout the day, or you find yourself dozing off easily
- • You’ve been told that you snore loudly, stop breathing momentarily or gasp for air while you sleep
How are sleep disorders treated?
In order to properly treat your sleep disorder, you first need to turn to a qualified sleep specialist who can perform a sleep study to determine which type of sleep disorder you have. All sleep disorders require different treatments in order to manage symptoms and improve sleep. Some of the treatments we offer here at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Therapy include,
- • Advice and education regarding good sleep hygiene and lifestyle modifications (e.g., avoiding caffeine; limiting alcohol)
- • Relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety and ease depressive symptoms
- • CPAP therapy to prevent airway obstructions for those with sleep apnea
- • Oral appliance therapy for treating mild forms of sleep apnea
- • NightLase® laser therapy to treat snoring and sleep apnea
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Therapy is here to provide you with quality treatment and care to help you manage living with a sleep disorder. Sleep is crucial for good health and wellbeing. If sleep has become a struggle for you, know that there is help. Call us today at (561) 448-0026 to schedule an evaluation with our sleep specialist.