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Sleeping Disorders

Sleeping disorders is a naturally persistent state. Sleeping is associated with a state of muscle relaxation and limited perception of environmental stimuli. For proper development and functioning, an adult needs almost 7 to 9 hours sleep a day.

Sleep is a barometer of your overall health. In many cases, people in good health tend to sleep well, whereas those suffering from sleeping problems might have any medical or mental health problem. Sleeping well is essential for physical health and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, even minimal sleep loss can take a levy on mood, energy, efficiency, and ability to handle stress. Ignoring sleep problems and disorders can lead to poor health, accidents, impaired job performance, and relationship stress.

Most of us have experienced trouble sleeping at one time or another. This is normal and usually temporary, due to stress or other factors. But if sleep problems are regular, it may be a sleep disorder. The lack of quality sleep can have a negative impact on energy, emotional balance, and health. To consult a doctor is very essential to control sleeping disorder.

The most common sleep disorders include:

 Insomnia

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Common symptoms of insomnia include difficulty getting to sleep and waking before it is time to get up. There are many factors that can contribute to insomnia including stress and underlying medical conditions. Typical treatments include sleeping pills and behavior therapy.

Sleep Apnea

This is the second most common sleep disorder. This disorder causes people to stop breathing rapidly while sleeping. During this short period, carbon dioxide builds up in the blood and the sleeper wakes suddenly to gasp for breath.

Night terror

It is abrupt awakening from sleep with behavior consistent with terror.

Parasomnias

Disrupting sleep-related events involving inappropriate actions during sleep; sleep walking and night-terrors are examples.

Somnambulism

Engaging in activities that are normally associated with wakefulness such as walking, without the conscious knowledge of the subject.

Nocturia

 A frequent need to get up and go to the bathroom to urinate at night. It differs from bed-wetting, in which the person does not arouse from sleep, but the bladder nevertheless empties.

Somniphobia

 A cause of sleep deprivation. Signs of illness include anxiety and panic attacks during attempts to sleep and before it.

Self help is very useful to control sleep disorder such as Keep a regular sleep schedule, Set aside enough time for sleep, Make sure your bedroom is dark, cool, and quiet ,Turn off your TV,  Smartphone, iPad, and that suppress the production of melatonin, and interfere with your body’s internal clock.

If you’ve tried a variety of self-help sleep remedies without success, schedule an appointment with a sleep specialist or ask a doctor.

At your appointment, be prepared with information about your sleep patterns and provide the doctor with as much information as possible.