Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Poll Finds Fewer than Half of Americans Get a Good Night’s Sleep

In the 2013 National Sleep Foundation’s Bedroom Poll, 53 percent of Americans polled said they slept less than seven hours a night. 44 percent of those polled said they do not regularly get a good night’s sleep, even on weekends, and a shocking 25 percent claim to never get a full night’s rest.

While anxiety or stress can keep even the most sound sleeper awake every once in a while, chronic sleeping problems are often the result of something more sinister. Some of these sleep disturbances may be caused by a spouse or partner’s loud snoring, others may be a result of disorders such as sleep apnea. No matter what the cause, failure to get a good night’s sleep over a long period of time can have a profound impact on your mental and physical wellbeing.

Fortunately, there are a number of options for people who suffer from chronic sleeping disorders. Talking to your doctor about your sleep problems is the first step in finding a solution that is tailored to meet your specific needs and help restore a full and restful night’s sleep.

If you or someone you love suffers from sleeping issues, please contact an experienced sleep specialist in your area today.

posted by Admin at 3:23 AM