The reasons behind your less-than-satisfactory sleep remain a mystery and even when they are known, many a times, you will overlook them. Of course, you could also have an undiagnosed sleep disorder or a medical condition that is keeping you up
Are you robbed of a good night's sleep? You are like many other men who are unable to get quality sleep even though they spend enough time in bed each night. Some of the most common sleeping troubles include taking a long time to fall asleep, disrupted or broken sleep and feeling tired the next day even after enough sleep.
The reasons behind your less-than-satisfactory sleep remain a mystery and even when they are known, many a times, you will overlook them. Of course, you could also have an undiagnosed sleep disorder or a medical condition that is keeping you up at night.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Those afflicted with restless legs syndrome (RLS) experience unpleasant sensation in their legs that occurs during evening and also when they fall asleep. These movements get in the way of your sleep.
Diabetics experience sleep problems due to night sweats, a frequent need to urinate, or symptoms of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). Moreover, the condition can damage the nerves in the legs to give you nighttime movements or pain that will disturb your sleep.
Teeth-grinding, from jaw clenching to ferocious grinding, is one of the reasons you are having sleeping troubles. It is usually genetic or due to stress. Usually, those who grind their teeth, have dental problems, but also tension and headaches. If you do have this habit, you must try a gum shield. If the reason behind teeth-grinding is stress, then it should be addressed.
Mild pain conditions
Mild pain conditions such as headaches, back pain and fibromyalgia are sleep wreckers. These painful conditions can disrupt sleep and what you don’t even realise that the pain doesn't even have to be particularly severe. It will not wake you up every time, but can fragment your sleep, reducing the amount of time you spend in deep, restorative sleep. Even if you have only mild chronic pain, see a doctor.
Men suffering from arthritis can find it difficult to fall asleep and to resettle when they shift positions. Moreover, the medications for the condition can cause insomnia. This is why doctors recommend aspirin or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) just before bedtime so that there is less sleeping trouble.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)
People who have GERD may find the nights difficult. When they lie down, the acid can get back into the oesophagus, causing heartburn and pain. You can try to sleep propped up on pillows to cope with the condition. GERD doesn't always cause dramatic symptoms; undiagnosed GERD can be a reason for your disturbed sleep. The treatment will help you sleep better and reduce the risk of serious health problems later.
Sleep is as important to your overall health. Tossing and turning when you need to be in restful slumber can be detrimental to your health. According to a study recently published in the European Heart Journal, sleep problems are not just frustrating; they are stem of many health problems such as heart disease and stroke.
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