Insufficient Sleep Cited as Public Health Problem
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of adults in the United States fail to get a sufficient amount of sleep on a regular basis. In fact, many of these people are actually suffering from sleep disorders.
A sleep disorder is defined by any change in the way you normally sleep. Some of the more common examples include insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome (RLS) .
Symptoms of a sleep disorder involve irritability upon awakening and problems concentrating, and can lead to an overall decreased quality of life. Specifically, restless legs syndrome can prevent falling and staying asleep, resulting in unrefreshed sleep cycles and serious daytime fatigue.
Read the full article from Oklahoma Magazine here .