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By Heart & Sleep Clinics of America
June 29, 2022
Category: Health
Tags: Sleep   Nutrition  

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.

By Heart & Sleep Clinics of America
August 26, 2021
Category: Cardiology Care
Tags: Sleep Patterns   Sleep   Sleep Routine  

If you have trouble sleeping or wake up the next day feeling tired and sluggish, reach out to Dr. Atif Sohail of Heart & Sleep Clinics of America in Arlington, TX, to find a treatment that works for you.

What is a Healthy Sleep Routine?

Sleeping takes up half of our lifetime and plays a crucial role in how we function throughout the day. A good night's sleep can help reduce stress, improve mood, and maintain a balanced weight. It also increases energy and productivity, boosts your immune system, and combats health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. However, a healthy sleep pattern depends on more than just a few hours of snoozing each night.

Sleep Duration

The amount of sleep you get each night plays a vital role in developing a healthy sleep pattern.  According to the CDC, the average adult needs anywhere from 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to function properly. However, it is important to note that each individual is different when it comes to sleep. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and daily activity can impact the amount of sleep you need.

When You Sleep

The time you fall asleep each night also plays an important role in a healthy sleep pattern. Your body follows an internal clock called the circadian rhythm that is influenced by daylight and the environment. If you don't align your sleep with the circadian rhythm, you are more likely to sleep less and suffer from insomnia. It is also crucial to fall asleep and wake up at the same time each day.

A Full Night's Sleep

Getting a full night's sleep without disruptions is just as important as how long you sleep. Waking up a few times a night to get a drink of water or go to the bathroom interferes with your body's natural sleep process. A continuous sleep pattern helps support the functions of your body and your brain so you can be more productive throughout your day.

What Can Interfere with Your Sleep Patterns?

Many factors can affect your sleep schedule, from alcohol and caffeine consumption to the lighting and temperature of your room. In addition, conditions such as sleep apnea and excessive snoring can also disrupt sleep patterns.  

If you want to learn more about sleep, reach out to Sleep Clinics of America in Arlington, TX, at (817) 419-7220 to help optimize your sleep patterns.