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Sleep Disorders

Sleep is a biologically complex process. You are unconscious during sleep, but you still have active brain and body functions They do several important jobs to keep you healthy and function at your best. So, it does more than just make you feel tired when you don't get enough sleep quality. It can affect your physical and mental health, your thinking and your day-to-day functioning.

What are Sleep Disorders?

Sleep disorders are conditions that cause changes to the way you sleep.

Your health, safety, and quality of life may be affected by sleep disorder. The lack of sleep can affect your driving ability safely and increase your health risk.


Because of stress, hectic schedules and other outside influences, most people occasionally experience sleeping problems. However, they may indicate a sleeping disorder when these issues begin to occur on a regular basis and interfere with the daily lives.


People may have a difficult time falling asleep depending on the type of sleep disorder, and may feel extremely tired throughout the day. The lack of sleep can affect energy, mood, concentration and overall health.


Sleep disorders can in some cases be a symptom of another medical or mental health condition. These sleeping issues may eventually go away once treatment for the underlying cause has been obtained.


If you suspect you might have a sleep disorder, it’s important to get a diagnosis and treatment right away. The negative effects of sleep disturbances can lead to further health consequences if left untreated.


Types of Sleep Disorders

There are many different kinds of sleep disorders. Some may be due to other underlying health conditions.


Insomnia

Insomnia refers to unable to sleep or stay asleep. Jet lag, stress and anxiety, hormones or digestive problems can cause this. It might also be a symptom of another condition.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is characterized by breathing pauses during sleep. This is a serious medical condition that results in less oxygen being taken by the body. It may also cause you to wake up at night.

Parasomnias

Acting in unusual ways while falling asleep, sleeping, or waking from sleep, such as walking, talking, or eating.

Restless leg syndrome

Is an overwhelming need to move the legs. Sometimes that urge is accompanied by a tingling feeling in the legs. Although these symptoms can occur during daytime, they are most common at night.

Narcolepsy

The characteristic of narcolepsy is "sleep attacks" that occur while awake. That means you are suddenly going to feel extremely tired and fall asleep without warning.


What causes sleep disorders?

Multiple conditions, diseases, and disorders can cause sleep disturbances. Sleep disorders in many cases develop as a result of an underlying health issue. There are different causes for different sleep disorders, including

  • Allergies and respiratory problems

  • Frequent urination

  • Chronic pain

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Medicines

To Sum It Up

Sleep disorders can have such a disruptive effect that you will probably want immediate relief. Long-term cases can unfortunately take a little bit longer to resolve.

However, if you stick to your treatment plan, change your lifestyle and communicate regularly with your doctor, you will be able to find a way to sleep better.

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