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Sleep Disorder - Introduction

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Sleep Disorder - Introduction, Sleeping Disorders
How many times have you stayed awake in the dead of the night counting sheep? If it is fairly often then you could be suffering from a sleep disorder!

Sleep disorders (somnipathy) are a range of problems that disrupt regular sleep.
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Sleep Disorder - Types

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Sleep Disorder - Types, Sleeping Disorders


» Lack of sleep - Insomnia

» Excessive sleep - Narcolepsy Disrupted sleep

»Sleep apnea, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

» REM sleep behavior disorder

»Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
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Sleep Disorders - Symptom

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Sleep Disorders - Symptom, Sleep Disorders
General

Lack of sleep or sleeplessness

OSA

Loud snoring

Intermittent gasping / choking during sleep

Stoppage of breathing during sleep
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Sleep Disorders - Causes

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Sleep Disorders - Causes, Sleeping Disorders


»Aging

»Mental / Physical illness

»Night Shift work

»Blindness

»Genetics

»Stress

»Diet (caffeine. Alcohol, excessive smoking)

»Medications (eg. anti-depressants)

Sleep Disorders - Diagnosis

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Sleep Disorders - Diagnosis, Sleep  Disorders
Self diagnosis by paying attention to daily routine

» Maintaining a sleep diary

» Doctor consultation

» Physical exam

» Sleep study

» Polysomnogram

Sleep Disorders - Treatment

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Sleep Disorders - Treatment, Sleeping Disorders
Sleep disorders can interfere with normal life and therefore must be treated

Treatment includes lifestyle changes, devices and medications.

Lifestyle changes suggested -

»Quit smoking/alcohol

»Regular exercising to reduce weight

» Sleep on the side and not on the back

» Use of nasal sprays and allergy medicines

Sleep Disorders - Treatment

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Sleep Disorders - Treatment, Sleeping  Disorders
OSA is dangerous and needs serious therapy.

Mouth piece or oral appliances

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)machine to blow air into throat

Surgery (for serious cases) to widen breathing passage

Sleeping Disorders

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Sleeping Disorders, Sleeping Disorders
Sweet Dreams - Sleep Well!

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Trivedi_Effect, India

Very interesting article, like it very much Thanks for sharing it.

mikekenct, United States

Many people suffer from sleep disorders and this site offers very good information to help stop sleep disorders.

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