How to Tell if You Have a Sleep Disorder
It can be tough to get enough sleep every day while trying to balance work, homework, friends, and after work/school activities. Sometimes it’s more than just a busy schedule that’s keeping you from getting enough shut-eye.
Read on to see how to tell if you have a Sleep Disorder.
- You often feel low on Energy
- Notice how often your life gets affected by poor rest.
- If you consistently feel tough concentrating in class or at work due to fatigue, you may have a sleep disorder.
- Early warning signs include: regularly taking more than 30 minutes to fall asleep
- Your mental health is off-balance.
- Your emotional well-being and relationships can be affected if you don’t get a good night’s rest.
- Lack of sleep can cause anxiety and depression and can also lead to hallucinations in the worst cases.
- Excessive stress or a restless mind can lead to Insomnia, a common sleep disorder
Your legs are jittery before bed. If you are regularly jiggling your legs in bed you may have restless leg syndrome(RLS). This kind of sleep disorder can compel a person to move their legs, making it difficult to fall asleep.
You often snore loudly or have trouble breathing. Snoring and difficulty breathing is a potential sign of Sleep Apnea. It is a dangerous disorder where breathing starts and stops irregularly.
How to remedy restlessness:
Prepare a sleep journal to document your sleep habits, notice how many hours you sleep each night, quality of your rest and any external factor.
After a few weeks, analyze your sleep journal for any behavioral patterns.
Follow a non-negotiable bedtime.
With enough quality sleep, you function better and have the energy to excel.