Getting More Restful Sleep

Posted by Signature Medical Group on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in General Health News

If you have trouble falling asleep, you're not alone. In this fast-paced world, getting enough shuteye is difficult for many people.

Dr. Hamsa N. Subramanian, an allergy and immunology specialist at Signature Medical Group, is here to help you. She offers these tips to help you:

  • Avoid watching television or working on your computer before bed.
  • Avoid drinking any fluids or big meals after 8 p.m.
  • Eat a light snack containing dairy, which will help you sleep better than a snack high in protein.

If you feel you're doing all the right things and still can't get a good night's sleep, you could have sleep apnea, a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts.

Symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring loudly and feeling tired even after a full night’s sleep. Treatment often involves lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, and the use of a breathing assistance device at night.

If you would like to talk to a sleep specialist about your troubles, call Dr. Subramanian at (314) 872-3104 today.