Sleep Disorder Symptoms

Sleep is an important component of your health and well being. Your body needs time to decompress and gather energy. During sleep, your blood pressure drops, your body and brain refreshes, and you decrease the severity of age-related diseases. You can control illnesses such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and memory loss by gaining enough sleep.

Learn about sleep disorder symptoms.

Why get enough sleep?

Impaired sleep can cause heart problems by putting undue stress and strain on the muscle. Cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes and in extreme cases, death, have all been linked to sleep debt. Chronic sleep loss hinders your body’s ability to perform even basic metabolic functions, including regulating your hormones.

The effects of sleep deprivation can lead to severe health concerns and an untimely death. Sleep deficiencies can negatively affect your brain function, increasing your stress hormones leading to depression.

Weight Gain

Sleep deprivation also causes an increase in appetite and can lead to poor eating choices. When you are tired, you are less resistant to stress, which triggers emotional eating for many people. People will use food to keep awake, failing to recognize its sleep your body is craving, not the food.

Bed Wetting for Children and Adults

The average family spends more on disposable diapers than it costs to correct the sleep disorder. Most children with bedwetting have no medical reason for doing so. There are, however, a category of children who begin bedwetting after developing sleep disorder symptoms.

The most common disorder associated with soiling the bed is sleep apnea. This condition blocks air from getting from the nose and mouth, to the lungs while you sleep. There is a prevalent link showing children with sleep apnea are at an increased risk for nighttime wetting, more so than children not suffering from any sleep problems.

Children disturbed with sleep apnea do not get restful sleep. Therefore, when they are in a sleep state, it takes them longer to be fully aware and it decreases their response time. It prevents them from waking up when their bladders are full and they end up wetting the bed. Additionally, the breathing disorder puts excess pressure on the bladder and can contribute to an increase in urine production.

Loss of libido in men

Sleep deprived men have disrupted body clocks and a much poorer libido than those getting adequate sleep throughout the night. Reports have indicated that men who habitually snore or suffer from sleep apnea secrete abnormally low levels of testosterone throughout the night. The lack of this hormone results in a malfunctioning libido and can lead to bouts of impotence and lack of sexual desire.

A healthy lifestyle is the best way to ensure a healthy libido. This includes a nutritious diet, ensuring you get your heart rate increasing on a regular basis and reduce and manage your stress.

Are you showing signs of these sleep apnea symptoms?

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