Do afternoon meetings make you want to snooze? Boring subject matter and monotone delivery are likely culprits, but the cause could be more personal in nature. According to Tucson’s Canyon Ranch Sleep Center (www.canyonranch.com), there are more than 80 identified sleeping disorders, but the good news is that almost all are 100 percent treatable. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may want to ask your doctor about a “sleep assessment.”
-Waking multiple times during the night
-Feeling unrefreshed when waking in the morning
-Snoring through most (or all) sleeping hours (also cause for divorce)
-Needing caffeine to drive more than two hours
-Falling asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow
Serious symptoms that might point to sleep apnea include drowsiness when-ever driving, falling asleep waiting for appointments, and dozing off during conversations. The good news is that whether problems are physical, behavioral, or environmental in nature, there’s help available to get you the good night’s sleep you need.