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Sleep problems not only interfere with your ability to get a good night’s rest, but can also have an adverse effect on your general health. Get help with your sleep problems by calling the experts at Comfort Sleep of New Jersey. Schedule an appointment with our sleep lab today by dialing (732) 649-6616. In the meantime, read the articles below to learn more about fatigue, sleep apnea risk factors and snoring.
Last updated 9 days ago
Is constant fatigue crippling your life? Sometimes it’s easy to understand the source of exhaustion. If you’ve been dealing with a lot of late nights at work or have a new baby, chances are you simply need a few extra hours on the pillow. But how can you explain your fatigue when you seem to be getting enough sleep? Other factors could explain your tiredness besides hours logged in bed.
Bone-crushing fatigue is one of depression’s most significant symptoms. In fact, if you’re suffering from depression, you are four times more likely to experience fatigue. If sadness or anxiety accompanies your tiredness, discuss your symptoms with your doctor. It may also be beneficial to aim for 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a few times a week, which is a natural mood enhancer.
Your exhaustion may be your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. An underactive thyroid gland, for instance, can often cause fatigue. You may even be experiencing fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. If your exhaustion is overwhelming and ever-present, despite how much sleep you get, visit your doctor for a complete medical overhaul. A simple medication or dietary tweak may be all that is needed to restore your energy.
Lack of Quality Sleep
You may think you’re sleeping eight hours per night, but are you really? If you have sleep apnea, you may be waking constantly throughout the night. With apnea, your wakeful intervals may be so short that you don’t remember them, but they add up to serious sleep deprivation. A sleep lab can study your sleep patterns to see if you’re actually getting enough restorative sleep.
Fatigue is an issue to take seriously. At Comfort Sleep, we can isolate the problem with your sleep and help you regain the energy you once had. Let our sleep lab help you overcome snoring, sleep apnea, and more. You can make an appointment by calling our New Jersey sleep center at (732) 649-6616.
Last updated 15 days ago
Restless leg syndrome, or RLS, is a serious condition that can dramatically decrease your ability to get the sleep you need. RLS sufferers feel itching and burning sensations in their legs after periods of inactivity, which causes them to feel the need to move around. In fact, relief is usually only found in constant leg movement.
This video explains the symptoms and treatments for RLS. RLS symptoms often set in at night as the sufferer is trying to fall asleep. The need to move the legs to get a break from the burning and itching sensation means sleep is hard to achieve. Quitting cigarettes may help, as can some medications.
Could RLS be the cause of your fatigue? Find out with a sleep study at Comfort Sleep. Our sleep lab can help make a good night of rest a reality again. Call us at (732) 649-6616 and make an appointment to improve your sleep and get the rest you need.
Last updated 17 days ago
Sleep apnea is about more than loud snoring and restless nights. This very serious medical condition is associated with everything from an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes to an increased risk of heart attacks. People with sleep apnea even get into car accidents more frequently because of their chronic fatigue. There are three types of sleep apnea. Understanding the different types will help you settle on the right treatment. Which of these types most closely matches your symptoms?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea. Men between 35 and 50 who are overweight suffer from this condition most often, but it can strike anyone. Common characteristics of patients with obstructive sleep apnea are small jaws, large tongues, and small throat openings. This condition gets its name because it is caused by airway obstruction. When a sufferer falls asleep, his or her soft palate, uvula, and tongue muscles collapse and block the airway. The airway itself collapses, which in turn causes the diaphragm to force air upwards until the airway opens. A loud snore is heard each time this happens. This process is repeated many times throughout the night, and eventually high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats can result.
Central Sleep Apnea
This kind of sleep apnea is usually seen in people over 60. With central sleep apnea, the airway is not affected at all. Instead, the chest muscles fail and breathing stops. Once the brain detects a problem, it sends a signal to take a breath. That signal causes the sufferer to awaken. People with central sleep apnea don’t usually snore, but they do suffer from daytime drowsiness.
Mixed Sleep Apnea
People with mixed sleep apnea experience symptoms of both obstructive and central sleep apnea. In most cases, this means dealing with long bouts of obstructive apnea and occasional episodes of central sleep apnea.
Whatever type of apnea you have, it is crucial to seek treatment. A sleep study at Comfort Sleep will allow us to diagnose your type of sleep apnea and get you on the road to recovery. Make an appointment now by calling (732) 649-6616.
Last updated 19 days ago
Sleep is an essential building block of good health. In addition to feeling tired and struggling to concentrate, a lack of sleep increases your odds of weight gain, heart disease, depression, and more. Visit these links to learn about some of the factors that can compromise your ability to sleep.
Instead of staring down another restless night, make an appointment at Comfort Sleep. In our sleep lab, we can get to the root of your sleep problem and offer treatments that work. Book your consultation today at (732) 649-6616.