There are few things more frustrating than the inability to sleep, even when you’re exhausted. Each night millions of people in the United States struggle with insomnia; in fact, a third of Americans have experienced insomnia at some point in their lives. Chronic insomnia can have a far-reaching impact on your life, which is why undergoing a sleep study at ApneCare Sleep Lab is an important step for your overall health and wellness. If you’re in Mesa, Arizona, or Bakersfield, California, call or go online to learn more.
Quite simply, insomnia is difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep, even when there’s ample opportunity to do so. People with insomnia sometimes fall asleep easily enough, but wake up far too early and are unable to go back to sleep.
Insomnia often is broken down into two categories:
Acute insomnia is a short-lived disturbance in your ability to sleep that’s usually tied to an event or a particularly high stress level. For example, if you’re nervous about an event and experience trouble sleeping the night before, which is a break from how you usually sleep, this is classified as acute insomnia. Because it’s related to circumstances, acute insomnia usually resolves itself without treatment.
Chronic insomnia is far more problematic because it’s a far more persistent issue — disrupted sleep at least three times a week, lasting for three months or more. This type of sleep disorder takes its toll on your physical and mental health, and you should seek treatment.
Over time, chronic insomnia can have a serious impact on your quality of life, leaving you:
Any one or more of these side effects of insomnia can affect your ability to perform your daily routine — in fact, one study estimates that an employee with insomnia can lose up to eight days of productivity a year. For younger adults, insomnia can affect their ability to perform well at school.
If you suffer from insomnia, undergoing an in-lab, overnight sleep study offers you the opportunity to better understand what’s happening with your body and where a problem may lie. ApneCare Sleep Lab is a state-of-the-art facility that offers very comfortable rooms and a professional staff that monitors the following as you sleep:
The Lab also charts your eye movement, as well as any movements in your limbs. All you have to do is try and sleep!
In the morning, you wake up and you’re on your way. Over the next five days, ApneCare Sleep Lab prepares your results and sends them to you and your doctor.
To learn more about how a sleep study provides the best first step to curing your insomnia, call ApneCare Sleep Lab or book an appointment online.