Symptoms can be different depending on the type of disorder you have However, general symptoms of sleep disorders include:
- difficulty falling or staying asleep
- daytime fatigue
- strong urge to take naps during the day
- irritability or anxiety
- lack of concentration
- mood swings
- grumpy attitude
What Causes Sleep Disorders?
well health issues could cause such a disorder such as ” cold” “chronic pain”
“allergies” and many others.
What Are the Different Types of Sleep Disorders?
Insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep or to remain asleep. It can be caused by jet lag, stress and anxiety, hormones, or digestive problems. It may also be a symptom of another condition. Insomnia can be very problematic for your overall health and quality of life, potentially causing:
- difficulty concentrating
- weight gain
- impaired work or school performance
Insomnia is usually classified as one of three types:
- chronic, which is when insomnia happens on a regular basis for at least one month
- intermittent, which is when insomnia occurs periodically
- transient, which is when insomnia lasts for just a few nights at a time
Sleep apnea is disorder that is Classified by continuous pauses in breathing during sleep. This medical condition that causes the body to take in less oxygen ( extremely dangerous). It can also cause you to wake up during the night.
Parasomnias are a combination of sleep disorders that cause weird movements and behaviors during sleep. That are:
- sleep talking
- teeth grinding or jaw clenching
4.Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless leg syndrome is an extreme need to move the leg while sleeping. This happens when the person feels tingling in their feet and has the need to move around their feet. RLS is known to be associated with ADHD and Parkinson’s disease, but the exact cause isn’t always to be known what it is.
Narcolepsy is characterized by “sleep attacks” that usually happens during the day. which means you will suddenly feel sleepy in mid day, as well as falling asleep without a warning, The disorder can also cause sleep paralysis, which causes you to become physically unable to move right away after you wake up. even though narcolepsy can happen on its own it does have link to neurological disorders.
How Are Sleep Disorders Treated?
- sleeping pills
- melatonin supplements
- allergy or cold medication
- medications for any underlying health issues
- breathing device or surgery (for sleep apnea)
- a dental guard (for teeth grinding)