Step 1 to Getting Treatment: Be Informed
Unfortunately, not getting a good night's sleep is a problem that many adults suffer from and when they do, it can make a person feel irritable and upset and negatively impact life overall. If you are in this situation, we want you to know that it is possible to sleep well, and we can help make that happen.
We Provide Patients With The Sleep Medicine They Need
There are numerous studies highlighting the importance of a good night's sleep. Although most people do not need statistics in order to know that they feel a lot better when sleeping at night. Just ask any new parent how exhausted they are after staying up night after night with a newborn or get into a conversation at work with a colleague who suffered from insomnia the night before.
Determine The Cause
It is unwise to simply prescribe medication or to take over-the-counter sleep aids. Doing so without understanding the nature of the problem could be dangerous. It is far better to work with the physician to determine what is making it difficult to sleep in the first place or, if a person is sleeping, why they do not feel rested. This way, we can address any health issues.
Sleep Apnea Could Be It
As a provider of sleep medicine, we know that a lot of people are not getting enough rest at night because of sleep apnea. This is a common condition that makes it so a person does not receive sufficient oxygen at night while they are sleeping. Without enough oxygen, a person will spend the night struggling to breathe instead of spending the night comfortably sleeping.
Even those who do not realize this is happening will wake up feeling incredibly fatigued. Fortunately, sleep apnea is easy to treat. If it is obstructive sleep apnea, the patient can wear an oral appliance at night, preventing the lower jaw and tongue from falling backward and blocking the airways.
Some patients may also require the use of a CPAP machine. By using these devices at night, it is possible to breathe well and get a good night's sleep.
Medication May Be Necessary
Some patients require a sleep aid to battle their insomnia. If this is the case, there are many options on the market. Fortunately, they no longer produce the levels of drowsiness that have been traditionally associated with sleep aids.
In the past, people felt they could not take them for fear that the next day would be ruined. Now, it is possible to use a prescription sleep aid and wake up feeling refreshed the next day.
Getting a Good Night's Sleep is Critical
As a provider of sleep medicine, we have watched as our patients' lives are drastically improved by the simplest thing, getting a good night's sleep. When a person gets a good night's sleep, they are likely to be healthier and be in a better mood.
If you are tired of not sleeping and ready to change your life, call and schedule an appointment with our office. We can work to determine what is making it difficult for you to sleep at night and prescribe treatment that will help you to begin getting the rest your body so desperately needs.
February 16, 2018