Your ultimate Sleep
challenge tip 8

Sorry to hear that you had a bad night again! Don’t let it get to you! You have done so well staying committed to this program and you still have a few more useful tips left!

Sleep challenge tip 8:

Rule out having a sleep disorder 

The reason you’re having trouble with your sleep may be because you have a sleep disorder.

Sleep disorders are health issues that affect you when you’re asleep. Obviously, it’s difficult to tell if you have one because you’re sleeping when they occur!

A common sleep disorder that we specialise in solving is sleep apnea.

Symptoms of sleep apnea include daytime sleepiness, snoring and poor concentration.1,2 Sleep apnea is also a lot more common than you might expect, affecting more than 1 in 10 men and nearly 2 in 10 women.3 Other sleep disorders that can affect your sleep health include circadian rhythm disorder. This is where the natural wake/sleep cycle in your body is disturbed. This disorder can make you feel wide awake at night and exhausted in the morning.

Take our sleep assessment link to help determine your risk for a sleep disorder.

References:
1. Palnitkar G, et al. Medicine Today 2012, 13(8):14-23
2. Wong SH, Ng BY Singapore Med J. 2015 Jun;56(6):317-23.
3. Peppard PE et al. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 (5.17).

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