If you find yourself constantly roused at odd times of night, it's possible you are feeling too hot or too cold. Adjust the room temperature. Avoid alcohol and caffeine close to bedtime, and quit smoking. Other underlying health issues like sleep apnea, nocturia, restless legs syndrome, GERD, or depression or anxiety are possible causes of frequent nighttime waking.
Sleep apnea – involuntary pauses in breathing during sleep – is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Untreated sleep apnea increases one's risk of stroke, high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity. It also leads to poor quality of sleep and daytime fatigue and drowsiness. Anyone can be affected by sleep apnea and it is usually diagnosed by a sleep specialist through a sleep study. Treatment options include lifestyle changes, breathing devices, surgery, and alternative remedies.
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