Sleep Disorders Are More Than Just The Lack Of Sleep
It can be so frustrating in the middle of the night when everyone else is asleep and you can only find yourself twisting and turning in your bed; feeling restless and unable to find sleep when you desperately need one.
At first glance, this is the notion that comes into the minds of majority of people when the term sleep disorder is mentioned. We often than not tend to associate sleep disorder with the lack of sleep.
But this is only one of a number of sleep conditions that affect a good number of people in the country. A person can also be termed as suffering from sleep disorder when the fellow tends to over sleep or suffers from an irregular sleeping pattern.
When we expand the definition of sleep disorder to cover these conditions, then it becomes obvious that there are more people suffering from sleep related problems than we estimate.
Currently, there are about 17 (this only includes the common and well known ones) sleep related disorders that affect the livelihood of thousands of people across the country. Sleep disorders could have mild to very serious consequences on those who experience them. The very dangerous types have an adverse effect on how the body of the individual functions.
Fortunately, majority of these conditions that make up sleep disorder can be treated using drugs or other mental and cognitive therapy programs. But the problem is that, many of us do not even know that we are suffering from a sleep related disorder.
The only groups of people who are likely to seek medical attention are those that tend to find it very difficult to catch some sleep. These are the ones that readily admit that they may be suffering from some form of physiological disorder.
However, sleep walking, snoring, clinching of the teeth and the rapid desire to use the bath room on an irregular basis during sleep are all forms of sleep disorder. These conditions frequently interrupt a person’s sleep and deprive the body of the required number of hours needed to put a person in a very good shape for the next morning’s tasks.
It is easy for these conditions to bypass the most observant of human eyes because, for some people these conditions are normal things that happen to normal people and so do not serve as signs of impending harm to the human system.
Though some of the causes of sleep disorders are not fully known, it is understood that some medical conditions such as schizophrenia, anxiety and depression can cause patients to exhibit signs of sleep disorder.