Restless sleep can result in long, difficult days with lack of energy and inability to focus resulting in a negative impact on daily activities. Without a doubt, a peaceful night’s sleep makes a real difference in our day to day lives.
The Tell-Tale Signs
Sometimes people go years with sleep behaviors that they simply thought were normal, such as snoring loudly.
Indicators of restless sleep include frequent tossing and turning, multiple awakenings and never feeling like you can get comfortable and settled in bed. This results in un-refreshed sleep and waking up still feeling tired.
Another common symptom is grinding your teeth, or Bruxism. If you wake with aching jaw muscles or your teeth feel sensitive, chances are you are grinding your teeth. This is not a normal or healthy sleep behavior. In fact, it can lead to serious dental problems as well as keep you from having a restful night’s sleep.
Additional indicators of restless sleep include loud disruptive snoring, difficulty falling back asleep, and intermittent stops in breathing. If you experience these symptoms, it’s time to talk to a doctor. These symptoms affect our day to day lives, and if ignored, they will cause major health problems in your future.
Restless Sleep Symptoms? Rule Out the Obvious
Take the first steps toward restful sleep by ruling out a few of the more obvious causes. Cut back or eliminate caffeine and alcohol prior to bedtime. Both commonly interfere with healthy sleep.
Additionally, Blue light from phones, computer screens, and televisions are known to delay sleepiness. Finally, invest in a new mattress if yours is old or worn. A mattress that can be slightly elevated may be a good choice.
However, if you still find yourself with restless sleep symptoms, it’s time to talk to your doctor. You may be one of 18 million Americans suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder. When left untreated it has significant impact on a patient’s daily life as well as their long-term health.
Get the Help You Need with Sleep Medicine Therapies
Millions of Americans suffer from restless sleep symptoms due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you are diagnosed with this condition, contact Dr. Joseph Dagati at Sleep Medicine Therapies in Youngstown, Ohio.
At Sleep medicine Therapies, Dr Dagati has limited his practice to treating this serious sleep disorder. Our therapy can help to restore restful sleep with using effective and comfortable Oral Appliance Therapy. No cords, no loud machines. Oral Appliance Therapy provides patients with next generation therapeutic technology and is not difficult to clean or transport like a CPAP machine.
Enjoy the benefits of a peaceful night’s sleep with relief from your Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Call our office today and schedule your consultation.