Sleep disorders- All you need to know about it

Almost everyone during his or her lifetime has faced trouble during sleep. However, this is not a matter of concern, rather temporary and happens due to stress or some other factors. 4-1124x373

If in case, you face sleep problems on regular basis, then you may need to consult a doctor because you might be suffering from a sleep disorder. This type of disorder may cause more than just sleepiness. The problem you face may include lack of sleep, emotional balance, may have negative impact on your energy, and other health issues.

Causes-

  • Insomnia– it is the incapability to get the required sleep. This type of problem can last for few nights or may be few months or years. The main cause can be due to jet lag, strain, hormonal issues, digestive problems, or any other disease or condition.

  • Restless leg syndrome- (RLS) is a strange urge to move the legs, sometimes with a itchy feeling.

  • Chronic Illness and Sleep- other cause of sleep disorder may be due to chronic illness, like diabetic issues, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and many more.

  • Stress and Sleep-stress is main cause of the disorder and is it is not managed properly then you can face various health issues. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor or learn how to manage stress.

  • Hormonal issues-The hormonal change is one factor that affects the body. Moreover, pregnant women face lot of physical discomforts that are associated with pregnancy. It can affect her quality of sleep.

  • Aging and Sleep- age is one factor but despite of it, good sleep is required in order to maintain physical health and emotional well-being.

Diagnosis-

The people who face sleep disorders for a long time, they may need to visit a doctor or medical diagnostic services. The doctor will do proper diagnosis and find out the exact cause of the problem. However, to find out the cause, certain tests are conducted that may be recommended by the doctor-

  • Polysomnography – it is a kind of sleep study. A multi-parametric test is conducted that is used in the study of sleep. The result after test is called as polysomnogram. Other than this, one who is facing sleeping disorders should record daily activities of when they go to sleep and when they really fall sleep.

  • Genetic blood testing– this type of diagnosis is done in the rare case that also in case of narcolepsy that is when a person is unpredictable of the spell of falling asleep.

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