Struggling to fall asleep is a very real problem. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, about 50 to 70 million Americans are affected by sleep-related problems. That’s a lot of people! Sometimes these issues are connected with your night time routine and other times it has to do with the bed you’re sleeping on. Whatever the reason for the lack of sleep, it’s usually curable. It could just be going out and finding a Serta Mattress that conforms to your body’s needs. Other times it may call for simply changing your diet around. Check out these 3 common sleep disorders and what can be done to get a better night’s rest.
1. Sleep Apnea
If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night gasping for air, you may have obstructive sleep apnea. There’s also a chance you don’t even know you have it. Approximately 22 million Americans have it but 80% don’t even know. The disorder blocks the airways of the upper respiratory system, preventing air from getting into the lungs. The brain wakes up every time this happens, gets into survival mode, and attempts to help you breath harder. This prevents the brain from ever getting a deep sleep throughout the night, making the next day a rough and tiring one. If not fixed, cardiovascular problems can arise from the strain and effort that’s been put on the heart for hours every night. Luckily, Serta Adjustable Beds are fantastic for people who suffer from sleep apnea. With the proper positioning and support from one of these beds, the sleeper’s airways can be opened more and help ease the problem altogether.
While it’s the most common sleep disorder, it’s not always the easiest to pin down a reason as to why it’s occurring. Not being able to fall asleep, waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep, and even waking up earlier than desired can all be a part of insomnia if occurring extremely often. Stress and worry could be the problem, but it could also be time for a new mattress. Sleeping on a bed that is comfortable to your body makes a big difference in the sleeping department. We recommend first testing out a Serta Memory Foam Mattress before diagnosing yourself with insomnia.
3. Restless Leg Syndrome
This is a neurological disorder where the person resting has the need to constantly move their legs and sometimes other body parts. Restless Leg Syndrome is a serious condition where the person could feel a pulling, aching, throbbing, and even burning feeling and the only way to get some relief is through movement. Sometimes regular exercise can help lower the stress, and help you ease into sleep. With the Serta Cool Action Gel Memory Foam mattress, that “burning” feeling that’s so common with RLS patients, can give some relief so there’s less movement, and eventually sleep.
Sleep disorders are a serious thing. If you feel that you may have one, speak to a sleep specialist as soon as possible to try and get the problem fixed.