If you suffer from constant fatigue, then you are probably desperate for relief. For patients with insomnia, it is clear that sleepless nights are causing their fatigue. However, other patients still feel exhausted, even if they are sleeping every night. The issue might be the quality of your sleep. Below are 3 common signs that you are getting non-restorative sleep.
1- You Have a Medical Condition
Lots of medical conditions can affect the quality of your sleep. Of course, sleep apnea, tooth grinding, and insomnia all affect sleep quality. However, conditions like chronic fatigue and acid reflux can also affect your sleep. If you have a chronic illness, then talk to your doctor. There might be a connection between your condition and your sleep quality.
2- Daytime Mood Changes
Your sleep habits can affect your life during waking hours. Poor sleep is tied to different mood changes, ranging from irritability to sadness. Feeling distracted, anxious, or generally “not yourself” are all signs of non-restorative sleep. Unexplained mood changes are another sign. If you are feeling anxious or depressed and are not sure why then your sleep hygiene might be the culprit.
3- You Have Problems Falling Asleep at Night
This is one of the most frustrating things of non-restorative sleep. Many patients will spend their daytime hours in a constant state of fatigue. But by the time night rolls around, they seem to be wide awake! So what is causing this night-time energy burst? Some patients have a circadian rhythm problem, while others do not produce the right hormones to feel sleepy. Regardless, these problems indicate that a person is getting non-restorative sleep.
Ready to Find Relief?
Sleep and Headache Solutions can help you deal with your non-restorative sleep. If you are struggling, then give us a call. We will evaluate your symptoms in order to create a personalized treatment plan.