With all the many different factors that can affect your sleep, is it any wonder that what you eat and drink also has an influence? It's not always as simple as the effect that caffeine has on your body, maintaining proper nutrition can benefit you and your overall health in many ways. It is also not a simple solution to just being told to eat better, so if you need help with your nutrition you can depend on your Arlington, TX, health experts of Heart & Sleep Clinics of America with Dr. Atif Sohail.
Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep Disorders
Of the possible sleep disorders you may develop as a result of poor nutrition, or worsen as a result of it, is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is more than just snoring at night, although snoring is certainly a symptom. With sleep apnea, your airway becomes more and more obstructed as you sleep until it closes completely and your body wakes you in order to take a breath. You may not be aware in the morning of this happening, but your body will certainly feel it, and it's a cycle that repeats many times overnight.
Obesity is a known likely cause of sleep apnea, fat deposits surrounding the respiratory tract can narrow the airway leading to sleep apnea complications.
Alcohol can also worsen sleep apnea symptoms and may lead to other sleep problems like sleepwalking and sleep talking, along with amplifying the mood and memory issues of sleep apnea.
Heartburn, whether it's sporadic or chronic, can also affect your sleep apnea symptoms as well as bring its own set of problems. Acid reflux can make it very difficult to go to sleep and it is often caused, or made worse, by eating certain foods or eating too much just before going to sleep.
Nutrition Services and Sleep Help in Arlington, TX
Your sleep and nutrition professionals can take into account every aspect of your diet, your sleep concerns, as well as your health history to develop an individualized nutrition program.
For assistance with sleep and nutrition in Arlington, TX you can schedule a consultation with Heart & Sleep Clinics of America with Dr. Sohail by dialing (817) 419-7220.