Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

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Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

A few years ago, I realized that I needed to get healthy for my kids. I weighed around three hundred pounds, and it was really difficult for me to get around comfortably. I was even having problems with things like sleeping and driving, which is why I shifted my focus to a healthier lifestyle. I started eating right and exercising daily, and I quickly realized that my life was improving day after day. One day, after losing about a hundred pounds, I realized that I could run faster than I had ever been able to before. This blog is all about choosing to live a healthier life and doing it with style.

Do You Have A Sleep Disorder? 3 Signs You May Have One

There are different types of sleep disorders. Some people may have sleep apnea, others may walk in their sleep or have sleep tremors. These are just a few of the more common sleep disorders that you could have. If you have problems when sleeping, you should seek help from a sleep clinic to properly diagnose your sleep disorder and to get you the proper treatment that you may need in order to get a good night's rest and prevent other health concerns. read on for a few signs that you have a sleep disorder.

1. You Wake Up Choking

If you wake up with the feeling of choking or gagging, or your partner tells you that you stopped breathing in the middle of the night, you could have sleep apnea. This is when you stop breathing in the middle of sleeping and you choke or gasp for air, which can wake you up. If untreated, sleep apnea can actually be deadly, as some may not wake and simply stop breathing. Sleep apnea can be treated using a CPAP machine, which helps ensure you have continuous oxygen while sleeping. A sleep test can diagnose this disorder so you can get the right treatment.

2. You Wake Up In Odd Places

If you've fallen asleep in your bed but wake up elsewhere in your home, or even outside of your home, you could be a sleepwalker. If you walk while you sleep, it can be very dangerous, especially if you do end up leaving your home or get into a vehicle. You could get injured or wind up injuring someone else during your sleepwalk. If you have found that you walk in your sleep or someone has told you that you walk in your sleep, you need to get to a sleep clinic for help.

3. You Wake Others Up With Your Thrashing

If you have sleep tremors, you may wake up thrashing about in your bed. If you do this, you may not only wake someone else up, you may injure the other person in bed with you. Sleep tremors can be treated with medication, or sometimes a change in diet and lifestyle can help treat tremors as well. Get to a sleep clinic to have your sleep monitored and to get the right treatment.

If you have any of these signs or you have other issues with your sleep, you should get to a sleep clinic to be diagnosed and treated for your particular sleep disorder.