Unable to have a relaxing night’s sleep or just a sleep at all?
Or do you wake up all drowsy not being in the right mood all day?
There is a chance you might be suffering from a sleeping disorders.
Sleeping Disorders according to Wikipedia is defined as a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person
Basically these are the Problems related to
- the quality of your sleep quality,
- The timing and
- The amount of sleep
Depending upon the disorder people may have difficulty in sleeping or having a full rest or even waking up feeling tired.
Some Universal facts regarding sleep disorders
- The most common sleeping disorder is Insomnia
- Sleep apnea is more common in people with heart diseases
- Sleep apnea is known to raise blood pressure.
- Untreated sleep deprivation or insomnia can lead to serious mental problems
Let’s check the common types of sleep disorders:
1. Insomnia –
It is the prolonged inability of being able to sleep. People with insomnia have a difficulty in sleeping for a prolonged period of time
- Insomnia can be classified into three stages
- The first being, transient when it lasts for a few nights
- The second intermittent when insomnia is a periodic process
- The third would be chronic when you have sleep apnea for at least 30 days
2. Parasomnia –
Pasaramnia is the existence of abnormal movements during the course of sleep.
The most common types of parasomnia can be classified as:
- lost bladder control during sleep
- Talking or walking in sleep
- Frequent Nightmares
3. Sleep Apnea
- Sleep apnea is a quite serious sleep disorder in which the control over breathing is potentially lost. That means it repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea. –
- There are two types of sleep apnea:
- Central sleep apnea
- Obstructive sleep apnea which is the more common phenomenon
To know more about it, check out shinysleep’s detailed discussion below:
Read : What is sleep apnea
The symptoms of sleep disorders
- Unable to sleep
- Frequent Anxiety
- Feeling of tiredness all day
- Feeling drowsy all day
Causes of sleep disorders
- Physical pains on the body can cause trouble in sleeping at night
- Stress and anxiety
- Unoptimized sleeping environment
- Allergies or Respiratory problems
- Medical treatments are always available, thanks to the modern advancements in the field of medicine.
- Sleep Disorders can be medically treated but lifestyle changes have to be inculcated for the medicine to work
- There are some lifestyle changes one needs to incur to treat sleep disorders.
- Creating and dedicatedly following a sleeping schedule
- A nutrient-rich diet including more veggies
- Decreasing the wholesome intake of caffeine, alcohol or tobacco
- A positive environment is a must
- Regular exercise is also helpful
- And finally optimizing your sleep environment is very important
Sleep Disorders are not incurable, they might be tough but some lifestyle changes and medical treatments will surely help you get a relaxing, good night’s sleep.