Shore Physicians Group Promotes Better Sleep For A Higher Quality of Life
(Somers Point, NJ — March 9, 2012) — National Sleep Awareness Week (March 5 to 11) gives everyone a chance to catch up on information pertaining to their zzzs. Shore Physicians Group’s Steven Bowers, DO, says it’s not uncommon for patients to complain about issues with sleep and insomnia.
And chalking sleep issues up to a few late nights or early morning wake-ups is not wise. Sleep issues can be due to an underlying medical condition such as obstructive sleep apnea, which can cause hypertension and cardiovascular disease, so Bowers says it’s important be evaluated.
Everyone is different, but on average people should get seven to nine hours of sleep per night. As for how to tell if you’re suffering from poor sleep, symptoms include:
- Poor concentration
- Disturbed coordination
- Weight gain
- Reduced quality of life
If you’re concerned about lack of sleep, try keeping a sleep journal, and don’t hesitate to consult with your physician. Getting proper rest will set you on the path to a healthier lifestyle.