With nearly a full one-quarter of Americans suffering from some form of insomnia, it is incredible that we can get anything done during the day! Sleep deprivation can be incredibly debilitating and should not be accepted as “normal.” While nearly everyone will experience difficulty falling asleep at some point in their lives, if your sleep problems continue to occur each night or disrupt your daily activities — you may suffer from insomnia. Today, the Common Sleep team will discuss some of the signs and symptoms of insomnia.
Signs and Symptoms of Insomnia
How do you distinguish a few nights of rough sleep from insomnia? If you experience more than one of the following symptoms on a regular basis, you may suffer from insomnia:
- Excessive daytime fatigue or sleepiness
- Irritability, depression, or anxiety
- Inability to concentrate
- Tension headaches
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
- Consistent inability to fall asleep
- Trouble staying asleep throughout the night or waking earlier than desired
- Difficulty socializing
- Dependence on caffeine in the morning to function ‘normally’
- Reliance on medication to fall asleep (sleeping pills, cough syrup, etc.)
Schedule a Sleep Test to Get Answers
There are many pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments for insomnia, but first, you need to ensure you actually are suffering from insomnia. A sleep study at a certified sleep clinic, like Common Sleep, could help you to uncover the underlying cause of your poor sleep. It is essential to take your sleep quality seriously. Poor sleep can have a significant impact on your overall health.
Some of the health risks of sleep disorders include obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even early mortality. It is critically important that you get enough quality sleep.
Visit Common Sleep Today
If you are ready to take the next step and achieve quality sleep, look no further than Common Sleep. Our sleep experts are ready and willing to help uncover any underlying sleep disorders and help you find the right solution. Insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders are no trivial matter. Get the sleep that your body needs with Common Sleep.
To schedule a sleep consultation, contact our staff today at 417-368-1605, or visit our office at 3246 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO, 65807. We look forward to meeting you!