5 Signs You Have a Sleep Disorder Without Knowing It

Do you think you have insomnia because you’ve been tossing and turning at night for the last few days? Don’t be too quick to jump to such a conclusion.

According to this report, you need to have trouble falling asleep three nights a week for at least three months to be diagnosed with insomnia.

However, you may unknowingly have a sleep disorder, because some signs are not very obvious. This is scary, because sleep problems can harm your health and even shorten your lifespan.

To be on the safe side, you should look out for these little-known signs of sleep disorders.

1. You Snore

Snoring isn’t only annoying to your partner. It can make you lose sleep several times during the night, especially if you snore loudly.

It’s not just the loudness than causes sleeplessness. Some people who snore have sleep apnea, a dangerous sleep disorder that causes breathing difficulties while sleeping.

Occasional snoring due to a cold or allergy may not be harmful. However, regularly snoring could be a sign of a serious problem and shouldn’t be ignored. Seek treatment if you suspect you have sleep apnea. Research has linked it to an increased risk of heart disease, cancer and depression.

2. You Wake Up Feeling Tired

Don’t expect to wake up feeling refreshed and energized every morning. Everybody has bad mornings, but you may be in danger if morning tiredness is a regular occurrence for you.

Morning tiredness could mean that you’re not getting enough sleep or you’re not sleeping deeply.

Keep a sleep journal for a few weeks before seeing your doctor. Record the number of hours you sleep every night, what you do before bed and how you feel in the morning. Recording this information will make it much easier for your doctor to make the right diagnosis.

3. You’re Sleepy During The Day

Daytime sleepiness is inevitable for people with newborn babies, but you should be worried if you’re feeling sleepy even after sleeping for the recommended seven to eight hours every night.

Daytime sleepiness could be a sign of various sleep disorders including sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy.

4. You Lack Concentration

Take a keen gander at your sleeping habits before you conclude that your lack of concentration is an early sign of Alzheimer’s. Lack of sleep causes fatigue, which consequently lowers your ability to concentrate, according to research.

Talk to your doctor, if you consistently have trouble concentrating to figure out what could be causing it.

5. You Have Trouble Falling Asleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep every night? Your evening habits may be to blame. Drinking caffeine or eating a heavy meal before bed can keep you awake.

If habit changes aren’t helping, though, the problem may be bigger, such as melatonin deficiency. Luckily, you can use these tips to boost your melatonin naturally. I’ve also found that taking a warm shower before bed to be a no-fail strategy whenever I’m having trouble falling asleep.

Don’t ignore these signs of a potential sleep disorder. As I’ve mentioned, sleep problems can harm your health and shorten your lifespan. See a doctor if you have one or more of these signs.

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Karin Holstein5 days ago

Life is not what it used to be. The more time people spend at work and the less free time they have and they less joy they get out of life, the harder it is to sleep for a good rest. A glass of vodka before bed and I sleep so much better.

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