What is a Sleep Disorder?

Sleep is something we do every day, but do you know how important a role it plays in your life?

Sleep is a required activity, yet it remains a mystery to many. It is important for your judgment and alertness during the day. Sleep helps you function better. When you get a good night's sleep, you feel calmer and rested. Sleep is required for survival, without it many adverse things may happen to you.

It is not normal to be sleepy all the time. If you are generally irritable, have problems concentrating, lack energy, experience memory loss or lapses…you may not be sleeping well at night. If your sleep symptoms continue, you could be driving drowsy and not even realize it. If you a have job that requires working with heavy machinery, you could be prone to accidents.  Alcohol, medications, and even things we eat before bedtime all contribute to sleeplessness.

There are many sleep disorders: the most common are obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome. Many people have these and are not even aware of it. Some of these problems may be deadly if left untreated. Over 100,000 automobile accidents each year are attributed to drivers who fell asleep at the wheel.  Do you have a regular sleep schedule?  If not, you may want to ask your doctor about how SleepSolvers in Boca Raton can help you, or call them at (561) 955-0028.