Putting Sleep Problems to Bed
For millions of Americans, a good night's sleep is more than just hard to come by - it's impossible. If you regularly have problems sleeping or find yourself waking up tired or feeling drowsy throughout the day, you could have a sleep disorder.
If you have been told that you snore or stop breathing when you sleep you could have sleep apnea. You should talk to your primary care physician and ask about a referral to a Baylor Sleep Center.
The most common sleep disorders include:
- Insomnia - Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Narcolepsy - Inability to stay awake during the day, often includes falling asleep at inappropriate times
- Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) - A tingling sensation in the lower limbs that interferes with sleep
- Sleep Apnea - Difficulty breathing while sleeping, caused by your airway closing
Catch Some ZZZ's
If sleep eludes you, talk to your primary care physician about whether you may have a sleep disorder. He or she can help determine the cause of your restless nights and recommend sleep disorder treatment options. He or she also may refer you to a sleep specialist that can help you get the sleep you need to be at your best.