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All You Need to Know About Sleeping Disorders.

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
Read: What causes sleep disturbance

 

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

 

Treatment

 

  • 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.

 

Lifestyle changes

  • 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
Read: Mattress buying consideration for sleep apnea patients.

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.