If you’re asking yourself this question, then it’s very likely that you are having issues sleeping. Let’s talk about the signs that you may need a sleep study.
Did you know that there are 80 types of sleep disorders? We tend to focus on sleep apnea because it’s one of the main issues we hear about. Getting a sleep study done is the only way for you to find out what’s going on and what the treatment going forward will be.
What can sleeping disorders cause?
Many diagnosed disorders, including sleep apnea, can cause numerous health issues such as diabetes, stroke, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure. Scheduling your appointment sooner rather than later can get you on track to better overall health as soon as possible.
What are the signs I need a sleep study?
Let’s start with the most obvious: snoring. Snoring is the symptom of a partial blockage of the airway. That blockage vibrates and causes the snoring sound that you hear. While snoring might not mean you have sleep apnea or one of the other disorders, you don’t want to take that chance. 80% of people who snore have obstructive sleep apnea. If you snore, you need to have a sleep study done.
Depression is also an indication that you might need a sleep study. While every person who battles depression doesn’t have a sleep disorder, they do tend to go hand in hand. When you think about how sleep can affect your mood, it’s not surprising that more than 50% of people who suffer from sleep disorders are also depressed.
Lack of concentration is another symptom to be on the lookout for. If you have trouble remembering and concentrating, those are red flags for sleep apnea.
Do you get tired in the middle of the day? Do you nap often? It could be because sleep apnea or another sleep disorder is interrupting your sleep at night. The deep sleep you need to restore your body and mind is interrupted. When that happens you feel fatigued and sleepy throughout the day. These are signs of needing a sleep study.
You might not think insomnia is connected to sleep apnea but it can be. Insomnia, in its own right, is a sleep disorder and it can be caused by many things. However, sleep apnea can also be the culprit. 38% of sleep apnea patients suffer from insomnia.
If you have any of the above symptoms, you need a sleep study.
What do I Need to do Now?
Don’t be afraid. Many people are concerned for one reason or another to have a sleep study done. For many, it’s the fact that they think they need to be in an office somewhere hooked up to different machines when many sleep studies can be performed in the comfort of your own home. What better way to do it than in your bed?
Call us to set up an appointment. Our amazing staff is standing by to help you get a good night’s sleep.