Unlike other pillars of good health such as eating well and exercising, we tend to downplay the important role sleep plays in our lives. We loosely understand that sleep helps our bodies and minds function properly and yet few of us pay adequate attention to the amount or quality of sleep we get when our head hits the pillow each night.
But, before we go any further, PLEASE let me interject a very important piece of advise for you (this is due to significant real life experiences both my husband, Marlin, and I have had): Become very well acquainted with the symptoms of Sleep Apnea and if you have any of the symptoms, please get a sleep test to see if you have developed this affliction. Do it today, not tomorrow!! It might be something which will save your life, seriously. We both have Sleep Apnea and can tell you that our discovery has made a huge difference in our energy levels and, most likely, saved our lives. If you snore when you sleep, there is a VERY good chance that you have Sleep Apnea. Here is a link from webmd.com where you can learn more: http://answers.webmd.com/search-results?ques=what%20are%20the%20symptoms%20of%20sleep%20apnea?