In today’s hectic life we have so much we want to do and feel the days is not enough. To compensate this we skim on sleep.In the long run this causes Sleep disorders. Sleep Disorder are also known as somnipathy. Sleep disorders are considered to be general tiredness which can we overcome by taking rest.However this is a misconception and it must be looked into seriously. Sleep disorder is a disease which must be diagnosed and treated appropriately.This article will focus on sleep disorders causes types and treatment.
Causes of Sleep Disorders
We know the old adage prevention is better than cure. It is therefore required to know what are the causes of sleep disorders and to keep ourselves updated with this information. There are many causes of sleep disorders below are a few
Stress and Anxiety
It is usually difficult to fall asleep and even if you are able to fall asleep you keep waking up. Your mind is occupied with the stress in your life which does not let you sleep. Any changes in the expected behavior of day-to-day activities causes anxiety and while you are asleep anxiety causes Nightmares, Sleep Walking or Sleep Talking while you are asleep.
In case you have allergies which causes breathing problems this can be a cause of discomfort while sleeping at night and in the long run cause a sleep disorder.
If you have to frequently urinate it could be due to a disease in the urinary tract or an imbalance in your hormones. If left untreated this can cause you to wake up multiple times during the night.
Suffering from Chronic diseases causes great pain for the person through the day and the night. Due to the pain the person is unable to sleep. Also lack of sleep can further exacerbate chronic pain causing the person to be in a vicious cycle of lack of sleep and chronic pain.
Sleep Disorders Symptoms
- Difficulty in Falling or Staying Asleep
- Fatigue During the Day
- Unable to Concentrate
- Strong Urge to Sleep During the Day
Types of Sleep Disorders
In simple terms it is the inability to fall or stay asleep. It is caused by stress, anxiety or jet lag. In the
long-term it can lead to the following behavior
- Inability to Concentrate
- Gaining Weight
- Affecting Overall Performance
There are 3 types of Insomnia
The Insomnia occurs on some days but not all days
The Insomnia lasts continuously for a few days
The Insomnia happens on a regular basis for around a months duration. Here is a video to help in treating Insomnia naturally
Sleep Apnea is the pause in breath during sleep. Less amount of oxygen enters the body and in serious conditions the person may wake up breathless
Here is a video that explains Sleep Apnea
The person feels tired and may sleep anywhere without warning all of a sudden.
Restless Leg Syndrome
The person has the urge to move his legs
This is a general terms to describe movement during sleeps. This includes the following
1. Sleep walking
2. Sleep Talking
3. Bed Wetting
4. Groaning while asleep
5. Recurrent Nightmares
6. Grinding Teeth
7. Clenching Jaw
Sleep disorders treatment is done using change in the person’s lifestyle and medication provided by doctors.It is always advisable to take corrective action before it reaches severe stages.
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