We’ve all brushed off feeling tired throughout the day, expecting to “catch up” on sleep over the weekend. You might even find that as you get older, you feel more and more tired, but don’t need to get that much sleep. But that’s wrong.

Interrupted sleep can have a major impact on your overall health and well-being. That’s because each night when we sleep, our bodies repair and restore themselves. This helps to keep you healthy, alert and in a balanced mood. 

Let’s take a closer look.

Interrupted sleep is bad

When you regularly experience interrupted sleep, it can harm your body. This is especially true if you suffer from sleep apnea. While these issues heavily impact your ability to restore and replenish your energy each day, it can also prevent your body from fighting off severe medical conditions such as high blood pressure or COVID-19. 

That is why it is important to get good, quality rest each night. And if you suffer from sleep apnea or any other sleep disorder, it is vital that you get treatment as soon as possible. Once you start treatment, stick with it for the best results.

Negative effect on sleep

There are some issues that can be caused from irregular sleeping patterns. One is lack of attentiveness. Studies have found that getting one and a half hours of sleep interrupted can impact your ability to be alert and pay attention. 

To add to that, not getting enough rest can impact your ability to remember and process information. It can even cause you to have shifts in your mood. Just a small amount of interrupted sleep can cause you to feel moody and increase the chances of developing depression. 

Lastly, interrupted sleep can lead to poor overall quality of life. That’s because lack of sleep can make you feel less like participating in normal daily activities and exercise. 

Contact us at Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry to learn more about how you can improve your sleep and get treatment for sleep apnea.