Understanding Sleep Disorders and Problems
- by John Gilbert
A sleep disorder is any condition that can affect your ability to get sufficient quality sleep. Many of us are familiar with the term “sleep disorder”. Sometimes you may have difficulty sleeping. It is usually due to stress, illness, travel, or any other temporary disruptions to your routine. If you are experiencing a temporary interruption to your normal routine, however, If you have trouble sleeping at night, feel tired during the day, or struggle to get to sleep, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder.
More than just daytime sleepiness, sleep disorders can also cause problems with your ability to get to bed at night. These disorders can have a severe impact on your mental and emotional health, as well as your ability to deal with stress and your energy. You will in this article the most common sleeping problems and how to effectively treat them.
Sometimes, insomnia is temporary and can be caused by a simple cause like jet lag. A stressor, illness, excessive coffee consumption, and other factors can cause short-term insomnia. Many medications can cause insomnia. Stress, depression, or anxiety can cause insomnia over time. It is possible to become conditioned to sleepless nights. This can last for many years. Circadian rhythm disorders, which are less common causes of insomnia, are important. Many people who use alcohol or drugs suffer from insomnia.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Many muscles of your body relax when you fall asleep. Your breathing can become difficult if your throat muscles relax too much. You may also snore. Apnea is a condition that causes no airflow. However, abnormal breathing can occur at any age and any gender. Scientists now know that the obstruction of the airways in many cases is not complete.
Sleep apnea sufferers have a smaller than normal inner throat, as well as subtle bone and soft tissue differences. An obstructive sleep disorder (obstructive sleep apnea) is thought to cause a drop in blood oxygen, which was once believed to be the reason for waking up. The body exerts more effort to clear the obstruction. This is most likely why you wake up. Because alcohol relaxes muscles that maintain open airways, obstructive sleeping apnea can get worse.
Pregnancy and Sleep
Changes in hormone levels, such as progesterone, can cause fatigue during pregnancy’s first trimester. Some women have trouble sleeping at night due to the size of their stomachs. Some women have too many worries, anxieties, or excitements about becoming mothers, to be able to sleep well. Some women who are pregnant have trouble falling asleep due to vivid dreams. The fetus is at risk from sleep apnea if it is severe.
Restless Legs Syndrome
There are several possible causes for restless legs syndrome. These include kidney disease, nerve disorders, and pregnancy. Recent research has shown that there is a strong genetic connection and researchers were able to identify a gene responsible for at least 40%.
A sleep disorder is any condition that can affect your ability to get sufficient quality sleep. Many of us are…