Sleep Disorder

Sleep Disorder

Going through hours tossing and turning at night when you're attempting to fall asleep can be uncomfortable and absolutely frustrating.

We might not know this, but, occasional sleep disturbances such as jet lag, stress, and a busy schedule may interfere with our sleep. 

Sleeping disorders are situations that prevent you from sleeping well on a regular basis. Common sleep disorders are as follows;

1. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when your airway gets blocked repeatedly while you sleep. It occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax and then narrow or close the airway. With the tissue blocking the air passage, you can’t get air in and air can’t get out. Sleep apnea can cause you to toss, turn, and wake up frequently throughout the night because your breathing becomes interrupted during sleep. You’ll briefly wake up to resume your breathing, even if you aren’t aware of it. 

2. Insomnia is a condition where you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or even both. It can also cause you to wake up too early or prevent you from feeling refreshed after your sleep. 

3. Sleep Paralysis is abnormal behaviors or movements during sleep, such as nightmares and sleepwalking. Sleep paralysis causes temporary loss of muscle control and function. It occurs at the moment right before or after you’ve fallen asleep, as well as when you’re trying to wake up. Symptoms of sleep paralysis include being unable to move your limbs, body, or head while you’re trying to sleep or wake up. These episodes may last a few seconds or several minutes. You may be aware of what’s happening but are still unable to move or speak during an episode. You may also be able to recall the details of the episode after temporary paralysis disappears.

People with sleep disorders sleep for an adequate amount of time but don’t reach a profound stage of sleep to feel well-rested and restored in the morning. There are numerous reasons for sleep problems, ranging from short-term stressors to serious, long-term sleep disorders. 

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