It is estimated that nearly 70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. While there are nearly one hundred types of sleep disorders, the most common include: - Insomnia - Snoring and Apnea - Restless Leg Syndrome - Narcolepsy - Nightmares
Not getting enough sleep is associated with numerous chronic diseases and conditions including, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, anxiety and depression. It is no surprise that getting enough sleep is an essential part of maintaining your good physical and mental health.
Insomnia is diagnosed when a person has difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or getting sufficient restorative sleep. Some people believe that simply because they "think" they were asleep, either naturally or through the use of either prescription or over-the-counter medications, that they do not have a sleeping problem.
But that is not the case...
Medications do not cure sleep difficulties and the problems that occur with them.
Sleep is Supposed to Make You Feel Good and Rejuvenated
If you do not feel rejuvenated after waking or tire easily during your normal wake time, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder.
Good Sleep is Necessary and Required for Good Health!
Sleep can be affected by physical and/or medical problems as well an psychological or psychosocial difficulties.
When You Don't Get Enough Sleep everything you do is affected. Since your ability to concentrate may decline you are more prone to automobile accidents or errors at work or home and experience decreases in attention. There is also a susceptibility to crankiness and irritability, mood changes, headaches, gastric distress, decreased energy and increased fatigue.
Do Children Suffer from Sleep Problems, Too? Sleeping difficulties are not limited to only adults. Children can have sleep problems as well.
Some problems may be related to immature development of the central nervous system (ie: sleep terrors), apnea or behavioral difficulties.
There is a possibility that sleep problems run in families. Sometimes this may due to shared life stressors. Studies regarding genetic factors linked to sleep difficulties have thus far been inconclusive.
There are different treatment options available for sleep disorders. The proper treatment for you will depend upon a thorough assessment by health care professionals. Treatments include: - behavioral sleep medicine, - medical treatments, or - a combination of both.
Speak to your health care professional to learn which treatment is best for you.
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