World Sleep Day

 

Most of us understand the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, but far too many people fail to get adequate rest to stay healthy.

Sleep is used as the time for your body to re-configure hormonal balances and repair tired muscles. But sleep is not only crucial for your physical health! Nightly rest is also a necessity for mental and emotional health. Depression, anxiety, and other conditions are intimately related to sleep quality and length. One of the first steps in resolving these issues is finding a healthy balance of waking and sleeping hours.

World Sleep Day

This year, March 15th is World Sleep Day. This holiday is meant to celebrate the benefits of good sleep, as well as raise awareness about the dangers of poor sleep and sleep disorders. The World Sleep Society oversees the official promotion and planning for World Sleep Day, but anybody can celebrate the holiday. The only necessary products are a bed and blanket, some time to rest, and an appreciation of sleep.

World Sleep Day changes its date yearly; official criteria dictates the holiday as being the Friday before the Spring Vernal Equinox. This year’s date is March 16th, while next year will be March 13th.

Signs of Poor Sleep

You may not realize that your sleep is inadequate or harmful to your health. If you regularly experience these symptoms, consider meeting with a medical professional to discuss your options:

  • Irritability
  • Drowsiness
  • Difficulty waking up
  • Brain fog
  • Mood swings
  • Paranoia

These and other symptoms may be indicative of serious sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, an increasingly common sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing issues continuously interrupt sleep.

How We Can Help

World Sleep Day is just a few days away. You deserve a good night’s rest to celebrate! If you are suffering from poor sleep, you should take steps to improve it.

At Silent Night Therapy, we are intimately familiar with sleep apnea and its variations, most common of them being obstructive sleep apnea. Our custom-fitted oral appliance is measured and made for you to wear to bed and sleep better. Other solutions are available as well.

If you keep having bad nights of rest or if you have other sleep issues, expert professionals at Silent Night Therapy can help. Contact us at (631) 983-2463 for an appointment today.