Many believe that as long as they are getting the recommended eight hours of sleep nightly, they don’t have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea. However, even if you’re sleeping through the night, your quality of sleep may not be what it should be. To learn the signs of something disrupting your sleep, read on.
You’re tired throughout the day Feeling tired is the number-one sign you aren’t getting adequate or quality sleep. It may seem obvious, but many chalk up consistent tiredness to stress, exercise, or simply their personality type. If you’re feeling tired the majority of the day and are getting at least six hours of sleep a night, contact a sleep center. Specialists will be able to diagnose sleep apnea, or another sleep disorder, appropriately.
Your mouth is dry or tastes bad If you wake up with a bad taste in your mouth every morning, you may be suffering from acid reflux. Believe it or not, acid reflux can interrupt sleep. The condition causes the body to partially awaken during the night, resulting in an uneven and dissatisfying sleep. If you wake up with dry mouth or drool on your pillow, or if you have been told you snore, you likely have a sleep breathing disorder such as sleep apnea. This condition can be dangerous, and you should visit a sleep center immediately for diagnosis and treatment.
You crave junk food According to several recent sleep studies, sleep deprivation has been linked to increased activity in the areas of the brain that seek out pleasure, the sort of pleasure derived from consuming junk food. If you’re not getting your eight hours, your constant cravings for junk food may have a scientific explanation. To find out, visit a sleep center to discover what, if anything, is disrupting your sleep. If you’re not getting quality sleep at night, call Zeeba Sleep Center of Las Vegas at (702) 242-1562 or visit our website. Zeeba Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is staffed by a team of highly trained professionals and board-certified physicians.