We spend more than one-third of our life sleeping. The quality of sleep greatly affects our health and lifestyle. Sleep affects the ability of our body’s immune system to fight diseases, influences our mood, growth, skin condition, concentration and alertness, and most importantly our overall well-being.
There are more than 150 reported sleep disorders, namely, sleep talking, sleep walking, night terrors, periodic leg movements, etc. Out of all the sleep disorders, the most commonly reported is a condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is when a person stops breathing during sleep. It manifests in the form of loud snoring, followed by short pauses in breathing or choking/gasping for air. Clients that suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea are usually very tired throughout the day. They have low energy levels and are reported to have issues with alertness and concentration.
It is estimated that more than 80% of people are still undiagnosed and living with OSA. Undetected/Undertreated OSA can lead to serious life threatening health conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes type 2, colon-rectal cancer, obesity-metabolic syndrome, heart disease, heart attack, atrial fibrillation and stroke.
MediFast combines the experience of our professionals together with the experts of sleep apnea from Ontario, Canada to provide a comprehensive Sleep Apnea Testing Service. Client’s physiological data will be recorded during a sleep test.
MediFast’s sleep experts have come up with a number of tips to help you improve your quality of sleep.
Avoid drinking coffee four to six hours before you go to bed. Coffee has caffeine, which is a stimulant that keeps you awake. Other drinks that contain caffeine are tea, chocolate, and cola. Also, it is recommended to refrain from smoking tobacco products before bedtime.
Your bedroom is a big factor in the quality of your sleep. To make it a better place to rest, turn it into a quiet, cool, and dark area where you can doze off easily without any interruption. You can use heavy curtains to block off light and noise coming from the outside. Also, get good quality mattresses and pillows.
If you have been struggling with your sleep lately, it may be the best time to consult with your doctor. Sleeping difficulties could be a sign of an underlying ailment so it’s best to get checked by a professional. Contact us at MediFast should you need help with your sleep issues. Our team of experts would be more than happy to assist you with your needs.
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professionals and report. The testing device must be returned to MediFast center within 24 hours upon hiring.