Get Better Sleep
Better Sleep = Better Health
There is no denying that good sleep contributes to a healthy body, but how much does sleep really matter? Contrary to what most people believe, sleep is not a passive process. Your brain requires sleep so that it can work in the background while your body rests. During sleep, your brain cycles through stages of activity that allow both your brain and your body to rejuvenate. When you don’t get the sleep you need, your brain and body suffer.
Quality sleep means your sleep is continuous and uninterrupted. However, sleep can be disrupted for many reasons. Poor sleep can be due to pain, medical problems, frequent urination, medications, poor or irregular sleep schedules, and sleep disorders.
Some medical conditions, like chronic pain, are made worse by undiagnosed sleep disorders. Better sleep may be your easiest, most natural, and least expensive route to better health.
Sleep Disorder Symptoms
Several symptoms may indicate you have a sleep disorder. If any of the following apply to you, you may need better sleep:
- Loud or disruptive snoring
- Snoring with pauses/gasping
- Daytime sleepiness
- Trouble concentrating
- Morning headaches
- Frequent nighttime urination
- Sexual dysfunction
Understanding Sleep Disorders
The best way to understand why you aren’t sleeping is by conducting a sleep study. Sleep studies monitor the activities in your body and brain during sleep, including brain waves, muscle movements, eye movements, breathing through your mouth and nose, snoring, heart rhythm, and blood oxygen levels.
Many people assume that poor sleep or problems staying asleep are related to stress. However, there are 81 known sleep disorders - ranging from snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and more - many of which have nothing to do with stress and all of which can lead to poor health.
If you suffer from non-restorative sleep, high or low blood pressure, weight problems, depression or another mood disorder, congestive heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, heartburn, or chronic pain, talk to us about getting a sleep study.
Do I Need a Sleep Study?
If two or more of the following statements are true for you, you may benefit from a sleep study:
I feel sleepy during the day, even when I get a good night’s sleep.
I get very irritable when I can’t sleep.
I often wake up at night and have trouble falling back to sleep.
It usually takes me a long time to fall asleep.
I often wake up very early and can’t fall back to sleep.
I usually feel achy and stiff when I wake up in the morning.
I often seem to wake up because of dreams.
I sometimes wake up gasping for breath.
A family member says my snoring keeps them from sleeping.
I’ve fallen asleep driving.
We Are Here to Help
At North Canyon, our Sleep Center has been decorated to create a warm, relaxing atmosphere to ensure comfort. Each room is equipped with features similar to those in a bedroom, including a flat-screen television. Patients rest comfortably on an adjustable Select Comfort Bed. The Sleep Clinic also features state-of-the-art wireless technology, which eliminates the inconvenience of extensive wiring on you.