Sleep disorders are nothing unusual. In fact, about 70 million Americans have sleep disorders, the most common being insomnia. Three out of ten adults in the United States suffer from acute (short-term) insomnia, which typically lasts one night to several weeks, and one out of ten experience it long-term, from three nights a week to several months, called “chronic insomnia.” This is a serious health condition that should not go ignored, as not treating it can have devastating effects on your overall health and even on your performance at school or at work.
This begs the question: “how do I know if I have insomnia?” If you have a daily cappuccino at 5 pm with your dinner, that is one thing, but if you are frequently experiencing restlessness for no apparent reason, then it might be time to check out the signs of insomnia and decide whether it’s time to visit your doctor. While we may feel like we have a PhD in the best mattress sale in San Diego, we, unfortunately, don’t have the medical experience to diagnose any underlying physical or psychological conditions that may be causing any sleep disorders, but luckily, we can help you point to some signs that it may be time for a checkup.
Difficulty falling asleep at night
This one seems like a given but bear with us for a moment. Ask yourself how often you find yourself staring at the ceiling because that over-the-counter melatonin still isn’t working. While it’s normal to experience sleeplessness every once in a while if you are looking forward to (or even dreading) an upcoming event, if you find yourself in this situation several nights a week, then it’s time to consider seeking medical consultation.
Frequently waking up in the middle of the night or waking up too early.
If you can’t stay asleep for more than a few hours at a time or wake up way before you’re supposed to more than several times a week, this is definitely another red flag. While there are many health benefits to waking up early, you probably don’t need to be up at 3 am crankily scrolling through your Twitter feed if you’re the average nine-to-fiver (even if you find yourself relaxing in one of the comfiest San Diego mattresses!)
If you’re still feeling tired after sleeping
Sometimes sleep disorders aren’t limited to only getting a couple hours of shut-eye. Not feeling rested even after getting 7 or 8 hours of sleep is not only irritating, but it can also be a symptom of chronic insomnia or even anemia – a condition where one does not have the sufficient level of iron in their body needed to stay optimal during the day. If you have a family history of anemia, you will need to visit your physician for a blood test. If a diagnosis is made, your doctor will direct you to which iron supplements you will need to take to relieve your symptoms.
Know your risk
There are certain demographics of people that are more likely to be affected by insomnia than others, including women, seniors 60 years or older, individuals with certain physical and/or mental health conditions. You may also be at risk if you often find yourself under a lot of stress due to an unpredictable schedule.
If you feel that your current mattress is contributing to your sleep problems, then we highly recommend coming down to our San Diego Mattress Sale Liquidators. We will consult you on all of your personal needs and preferences to make sure you walk away with the biggest bargain in all of San Diego and make your pesky insomnia a thing of the past.