Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders with approximately half of adults reporting having symptoms of insomnia occasionally.
There are more than 80 defined sleep disorders. The Sleep Wellness Institute has sleep experts ready to help you get a better life through better sleep.
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. As many as 25 percent of Americans endure an occasional bad night of sleep, and approximately 10 percent have a chronic problem with insomnia. Each year 70 million Americans spend approximately $150 million on a variety of methods to either help them fall asleep at night or keep them awake during the day.
Behavioral therapy is typically prescribed to help certain insomnia sufferers. A concern with many sleep “aids” is that they cannot be taken forever and, once stopped, lead to “rebound” insomnia.
My sales job requires me to drive all over the state. I used to get so tired around 2 or 3 in the afternoon that I’d have to pull over and take a nap. My work suffered, and I worried about falling asleep at the wheel. It turned out I had sleep apnea. Now I use a CPAP machine while I sleep, and it’s made all the difference. I don’t feel like I’m going to fall asleep while driving and I’m a lot more productive at my job.
I had to force myself to stay active at my job just so I wouldn’t fall asleep. After work, I’d fall asleep in front of the TV. I never had energy, no matter how much I slept. After my sleep study at the Sleep Wellness Institute, my doctor recommended I use a CPAP machine at night. The treatment turned my life around. I’m in bed less but feel more rested, my blood pressure is lower, and the problems with my ulcerative colitis went away.
I knew I snored a lot but I didn’t realize it was a big deal. I learned I stopped breathing 11 times in the night after I did a sleep study. Scary but at least they could help.