7 Disorders That Can You Destroy Your Sleep

A businessman resting in his chairWhen you’re having trouble sleeping, you know it. You wake up feeling tired, irritable, groggy…what’s that all about? It’s bad enough when you can’t sleep at all, but many times the problem is one that subtly sabotages the sleep you are managing to get, so the hours you spend in bed don’t refresh and revitalize you the way they should.

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Here are five signs that you have a sleep problem or disorder that’s secretly stealing your rest…as well as tips on fixing the issue to get the sleep you need.

1. You sleep poorly and wake with a bad taste in your mouth.

What it’s a symptom of: “Morning mouth” can be a signal of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or asymptomatic heartburn. Recent sleep studies have shown that up to 25 percent of people who report sleeping poorly without a diagnosed cause have sleep-related acid reflux.