Theodore Roosevelt once said “In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world”. However, it is hard to enjoy the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon State if you are not getting enough sleep!

According to The United Health Foundation 32.7% of people in Arizona report getting less than 7 hours of sleep most nights, just above the national average of 32.3%. Continuing at a national level, 40% of us reportedly fall asleep during the day at least once a month and 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders. 

Insufficient sleep can have an impact on both personal health and productivity as well as our overall quality of life. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to improve your sleep – starting with seeing a sleep doctor!

Insufficient Sleep Is Common In Arizona

Not getting enough sleep is quite common among Arizona residents as the percentage of residents who report inadequate sleep falls above the national average. 

Stress, infrequent activity, an unhealthy diet, frequent concerns about money, and other potentially unhealthy living habits can make getting seven to eight hours of sleep difficult for many individuals. Getting enough sleep can still be quite difficult for people who do not exhibit any of these habits. Prioritizing sleep in your life can be an important step to feeling better. 

Common Health Concerns Associated With Insufficient Sleep in Arizona

Not getting enough sleep can be a symptom of a more serious sleep disorder such as sleep apnea and can lead to health issues that range from minor irritations to major health concerns like heart disease and stroke. It can also pose significant dangers to yourself and the people around you like falling asleep at the wheel or while a stove is on in the house. Thus, a widespread lack of sleep in a particular area can be a major public health concern. 

Some other common concerns that are often connected to sleep apnea:

  • Problems with cognition, metabolism, the immune system, regulating emotions, and other everyday bodily functions that are essential to a healthy and productive lifestyle
  • An increased likelihood of developing depression, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic health conditions
  • Reduced productivity in the workplace or at school
  • More frequent motor vehicle accidents, medical errors, industrial accidents, and similar deadly mistakes that result from the lack of attention and alertness that may be caused by insufficient sleep

Although sleeping can feel counterproductive when you have a long list of things to do, getting plenty of sleep makes it easier to be productive during the time that you are awake. Rather than struggling through more hours of getting less done, getting tested for a sleep disorder like sleep apnea can save you a lot of stress and heartache in the long run.

Ognomy Can Help

If you would like to be tested for a sleep disorder, get more sleep, better sleep, or all of the aforementioned, Ognomy is a simple, guided option for getting tested, diagnosed, and treated, right from your own bed. 

This remote, digital platform, allows you to visit with board-certified sleep doctors virtually through your phone or laptop, which means you can access it anytime, anywhere! Ognomy sleep doctors can work through your current sleep habits and identify changes that may make it easier to get the sleep you want, as well as prescribing easy to use sleep tests and personalized treatments that are sent directly to your house. 

At Ognomy, we look forward to helping Arizona residents (and all American residents) reduce sleepless nights and improve the quality of their lives. 

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Contact sleepmedicine@ognomy.com to learn more about the benefits of using our platform or working with us.