Many people suffer from inadequate sleep. Not getting enough rest at night can be disruptive to your daily routine. Grogginess, fatigue, and irritability are just a few of the effects that not sleeping can have on you. Here at Summit Health Care Regional Medical center, we can provide you with quality resources to help you get the rest you need. Here are more ways that a lack of sleep can affect you, the reason behind it, and how we can put your nighttime worries to bed.
Stress and Sleep
Many of us lead a very hurried and stressful lifestyle, which can impact our sleep. It can be problematic to go to bed with many concerns on your mind. Although you may fall asleep, the quality of sleep you get may need improvement because it isn’t restful. It’s essential to keep your stress levels in check and do your best to resolve your stressors before turning in for the night. One way to ease stress is to get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. Many studies suggest that regular exercise can reduce stress and increase the production of positive hormones, such as serotonin, in your body.
Other ways you can reduce stress can include:
- Engaging in hobbies you enjoy
- Talking to a therapist
- Asking a friend or family member for additional support with stressful tasks
Some people have a medical reason that affects their sleep quality. For instance, some people live with disruptive conditions like obstructive sleep apnea, which affects breathing patterns while you sleep. If left unchecked, obstructive sleep apnea can be dangerous because it deprives your body and brain of oxygen, forcing you to wake up and take a breath. These interruptions in sleep can be exhausting and affect your memory, heart, and other critical body functions.
Our experts at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center have years of experience in treating conditions that rob you of sleep. We begin by conducting a sleep study to monitor how your body behaves while you sleep. From there, we can design a treatment strategy that suits your needs and situation. For more on how we can help you sleep again, please schedule a consultation with our Show Low office by calling us at 928-537-4375.