Though most of us take it for granted, few things are more vital to our health than a good night’s sleep.
If you’re not getting good, restful sleep on a regular basis, you know just how difficult it is to function normally. May is National Sleep Awareness Month and it’s a great time to remind you that many sleep disorders, once properly diagnosed, can be treated, managed and even overcome.
From insomnia to narcolepsy to sleep apnea and more, any number of issues can keep you from getting quality rest at the end of the day. Our website has plenty of resources dedicated to these problems. This post from our Online Health Library breaks down the causes, symptoms and treatment of common sleep disorders. It’s a great place to start.
Be sure to read down to the section on General Sleep Tips to find out if any of these tactics might help you get to sleep and stay asleep. There’s even a section for parents looking to help their children get a better night’s sleep.
When you’re ready to seek medical help, print out the Sleep Disorder Risk Assessment and share it with your healthcare provider. Addressing your problem is the first step to resting easier.