With each passing year, adult sleep needs and patterns change. Adults get less of the deep, restorative stages of sleep. Sleep also tends to get shorter and more fragmented. Many people think that they need less sleep as they age, but this is not true. Adults still need the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
Signs of a Sleep Disorder
There are several common symptoms that might indicate you have a sleep disorder. These include:
Being sleepy at work
Waking up with a headache
Awakening at night with a sensation of choking
Feeling like you could sleep for days
Waking up sleepy
Sudden waking at night because of nightmares or with feelings of anxiety
Do You Have a Sleep Disorder?
Epworth Sleepiness Scale can help you determine if you have a sleep disorder.
For more information on services offered by the
The Sleep Disorders Center, call 706.509.5160 or
Floyd Medical Center