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Myth: You can catch up on sleep later
Many believe that if you lose a few hours of sleep, you can just catch up the next night, or later on in the week. Sleep specialists have suggested that each individual get at least seven hours of sleep to properly function during the day. Sleep deprivation is one of the causes for a multitude of health concerns like heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver disease. Those that don’t get enough sleep during the night are at a higher risk for sleep apnea. The at-home sleep study from ION My Sleep can determine whether your inadequate sleep is due to sleep apnea.
Myth: Insomnia is not being able to fall asleep
Insomnia is identified in four different ways; the inability to fall asleep, waking up too early and not being able to go back to sleep, waking numerous times during the night, and waking up without the feeling of refresh that sleep should provide. Over half of the adults in our country have reported experiencing at least one of these characteristics of insomnia. Insomnia is one of the most recognizable side effects of sleep apnea, alongside snoring, and should be addressed if symptoms are seen more than once weekly. The easiest way to find out if your insomnia symptoms relate to sleeping disorders like sleep apnea is to partake in an at-home sleep study by ION My Sleep. This study provides almost instant diagnosis and prescription so that you can get started with treatment to reduce insomnia.
Myth: Almost everyone snores and it’s not a health concern
Although many people do snore without harmful side effects, snoring is the number one recognized symptom in patients diagnosed with sleep apnea. If you experience snoring and another symptom of sleep apnea, like sleepiness during daytime hours, it is suggested that you get a diagnosis of sleep apnea. This is made fast, simple, and affordable by the ION My Sleep at-home sleep study that can be shipped to your residence and worn overnight. Ship it back and a secure online portal will tell you if your snoring symptoms were indeed a sign of sleep apnea by way of diagnosis and prescription. Once you have received your prescription, you are free to seek treatment for the sleeping disorder to help with symptoms.
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