Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
If you often feel tired or cranky, or have trouble concentrating, it could be because you aren’t getting enough good, sound sleep. Some people function well on as little as six hours of sleep at night, while others require nine or 10 hours.
But most people need about eight hours of sleep to stay healthy and be at their best, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Do you experience any of the following?
- Regularly awaken with a morning headache
- Experience excessive daytime sleepiness
- Wake up choking, breathless or gasping during the night
- Experience chronic periods of disturbed sleep: insomnia, leg-kicking or severe nightmares or night terrors
- Snore loudly or stop breathing during sleep
If you regularly experience any of the classic signs or symptoms of sleep disturbance outlined above, talk to your doctor about your concerns and ask if you could be a candidate for a sleep study.
For more information, please call the FirstHealth Sleep Disorders Center nearest you.
Montgomery Memorial Hospital
Moore Regional Hospital
Richmond Memorial Hospital