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Millions of Americans of all ages are affected by sleeping disorder, many with severe, chronic sleep deprivation. A round-the-clock activity-driven society has meant that many individuals habitually defer sleep to get other things done. "I'll catch up later," is, however, easier said than done. Recent research indicates that pervasive sleep deprivation can lead to more serious health problems than just a dull clouded feeling the next morning-including obesity, high blood pressure and diminished resistance to infections.

Sleep problems are not new to human beings. It has been into earliest of civilizations and referenced even in bible. It has been part of literature and at few instances part of science too. Although the sleep problems have been historically ignored by medical experts, recent developments has starting showing the importance and cure of sleep deprivation.

Information on Sleeping Disorder:

Your sleeping habits and your mood are interrelated. Like it or not, sleep follows its own laws which have no consideration or respect for man-made systems, whether that is a short week-end or the big retirement.  The fact is, sleep illudes us when we have all the time in the world to sleep. 

Insomnia is a very common sleep problem, affecting almost everyone at some point in their lives. People with insomnia report that they can't fall asleep or they cannot stay asleep. This leads to daytime weariness and loss of productivity. It also leads to irritability and reduced enjoyment of family and social life. Find out various sleeping disorder types.

Sleep Disorder Symptoms Checklist

You have your symptoms right in front of you and remember, there are tips and ways in which you can help yourself or someone else who is suffering. Few of the typical symptom checker for sleep related disorders are as follows:

  • You feel you did not slept well when you wake up in the morning – happening almost more than 3 times a week
  • Does bedtime a time of becoming nervous for you?
  • Do you get up every night to urinate more than 3 times?
  • You are suffering from nightmares and it disturbs you a lot.
  • Are you a night lounger who just cannot sleep and then cannot get up in the morning?
  • Do you have some traumatic life experience which has impacted your sleep pattern lately?
  • Does your snoring affects others and you hear complaints about that?
  • You constantly have headache in the morning when you wake up.

Sleeping Disorder and Depression:

It has been stated at many places that depression can cause insomnia.
However, in my clinical experience, the vice-versa is also valid:
Long-standing insomnia or sleeplessness can often cause depression.

Sleep disturbances and depression are anything but strange bed fellows. Nearly all depressed individuals experience sleep problems. Indeed, early-morning awakening is a hallmark of the mood disorder.

Yet exactly how disturbed sleep and depression fit together is one of the continuing puzzles of neuroscience. Many mental health experts believe that sleep is a primary window into the brain and holds some key secrets of mood disorders.

The amount of sleep a person gets also strongly influences the symptoms of mental disorders. Sleep deprivation is an effective therapy for people with certain types of depression, while it can actually cause depression in other people. Extreme sleep deprivation can lead to a seemingly psychotic state of paranoia and hallucinations in otherwise healthy people, and disrupted sleep can trigger episodes of mania (agitation and hyperactivity) in people with manic depression.

Sleeping Disorder Statistics:

At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year, and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems. These disorders and the resulting sleep deprivation interfere with work, driving, and social activities. Doctors have described more than 70 sleep disorders, most of which can be managed effectively once they are correctly diagnosed.

What is the Treatment of Sleeping Disorder?

There are many effective ways for the sleeping disorder treatment. Some of the various alternates are stated as below:

  • Sleeping Disorder Treatment by Medication:

Drugs may be prescribed when the cause of insomnia includes a particularly stressful situation (i.e., bereavement or the loss of a job) or a pain from some physical condition, or if a person's efficiency and sense of well-being are seriously impaired by sleeplessness. Hypnotic (sleep-inducing) drugs should never be combined with even a small amount of alcohol, a sedative that enhances gastrointestinal absorption of the drugs and compounds their effects.

Always follow your doctor's specific instructions for treating insomnia. Alcohol consumption may cause initial drowsiness, but this is usually followed by sudden wakefulness after the alcohol is metabolized. It may be more difficult to get back to sleep than it was beforehand.

  • Sleeping Disorder Treatment by self help:

There is no other better option than to naturally get good nights sleep.Some of the good habits for sound and good night sleep are as follows:

  • Make your sleeping place comfortable. Be sure that it is dark, quiet, and not too warm or too cold.
  • Try to go to sleep at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning.
  • Get regular exercise. Try not to exercise close to bedtime. Experts suggest not exercising for 3 hours before the time you go to sleep.
  • Don't eat a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime, however, may help you sleep.
  • Avoid using your bed for anything other than sleep or sex.
  • If you can't fall asleep and don't feel drowsy, get up and read or do something that is not overly stimulating until you feel sleepy.
  • If you have trouble lying awake worrying about things, try making a to-do list before you go to bed. This may help you to relieve of those worries for whole night.
  • Keep the lights low before bedtime.
  • Follow a routine to help relax and wind down before sleep, such as reading a book, listening to music, or taking a bath.
  • Try not to take naps during the day because naps may make you less sleepy at night.
  • Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol late in the day. Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and can keep you from falling asleep. Alcohol can cause waking in the night and interferes with sleep quality.

So, good night and sleep tight. No matter how and when you sleep, do sleep.

Facts and Tips about Sleeping disorder

  • There are many types in sleeping disorder and some of them are insomnia, sleep apnea, sleep paralysis, night terror, sleep walking, etc.
  • Sleeping disorder leads to lack of sleep, too much sleep and paralysis while person is in sleep.
  • Snoring, weakness, shortness of sleep, lack of concentration, dry throat, and headache are the various types of symptoms of the sleeping disorder.
  • Treatments are differing from type to type and behavioral and relaxation therapies are used for all type of sleeping disorders.
  • Try to lose your weight and maintain sleep hours for controlling snoring.
  • Drink ginger tea or herbal tea to reduce headache.
  • Use foam pillow to have peaceful sleep.

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Sleeping Disorder type.
They vary in terms of the way and the conditions they occur due to. Some of the common Sleeping disorder types vary from Behavioral sleeping disorder to circadian rhythm disorders.

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Click to know more on causes of different sleeping disorder types.
Sleeing disorder may arise from causes within the body or from extrenal environment. Find out various causes of sleeping disorders such as diet, caffeine, depression, etc.

Some interesting stories of sleeping disorder and insomnia.

Sleeping Disorder and Dreams:
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Sleeping Disorder: How too much sleep can effect your well being?
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Child Sleeping Disorder- Learn to recognize child sleeping disorder. Sleeping disorder in child is associated with many difficulties.

what kind of sleeping pills could help me sleep at night? that can be bought over the counter? thank you
Nikki verzosa (3/05/2006)

Hot milk at night just before going to bed is the best cure for sleeping disorder. -Tony

I awaken at 6AM to get to work on time. I try to get to sleep by 10PM. I get my deepest sleep after 4AM. By 6AM I am too exhausted to awaken without a struggle. Between 10PM and 4AM I doze, toss & turn, ponder issues - all with my eyes closed. How can I adjust so that my need for deep sleep occurs when I normally am in bed. My goal is to awaken refreshed on a work day. - Bills

hi my name is terry brown i live in east liverpool ohio i think i have some type of sleeping disorder but im not shore if it is i have such a very hard time wakeing up it is efecting some parts of my life and some parts of my job if u could be able to help me figure it out please let me know what it is and what i can do about it thank u - terry brown

I have an ocassional sleeping disorder. I want an over the counter medicine. Is there any that is safe and effective? - rommel

Sometimes crying or laughing
are the only options left,
and laughing feels better right now.

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