Cannot sleep at night? Or, you can sleep but it is way too irregular to get some proper rest and you have to take naps through the entire day to get yourself charged up only to get a repeat of the night before. Then you have got a sleep disorder. Now, you might ask me what a sleep disorder is. Let me explain it to you thoroughly.
Sleep Disorder is in general a group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis. Whether they are caused by a health problem or by too much stress, sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common throughout the world. There is different type of sleep disorders like:
- Insomnia: inability to fall asleep or remain asleep
- Sleep Apnea: pauses in breathing during sleep
- Parasomnias: causes abnormal behaviors like sleepwalking, sleep talking, groaning, nightmares, bedwetting, teeth grinding or jaw clenching during sleep
- Restless leg syndrome: overwhelming need to move the legs
- Narcolepsy: ‘sleep attacks’ while being completely awake; sleep paralysis
There are certain symptoms of sleep disorders with the help of which you can identify the roots of them and can thoroughly uproot them from your systems; the symptoms like difficulty falling or staying asleep, daytime fatigue, strong urge to take naps during the day, unusual breathing patterns, unusual or unpleasant urges to move while falling asleep, unusual movement or other experiences while asleep, unintentional changes to your sleep/wake schedule, irritability or anxiety, impaired performance at work or school, lack of concentration, depression, and lastly weight gain.
There are certain causes of sleep disorder too that can range from allergies and respiratory problems, frequent urination, chronic pain to severe stress and anxiety.
So, I think you have understood the gist of sleep disorders and what they entail and now without wasting more time get yourself help from a professional as it can get fatal and cause severe damage to your health.