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Sleep Disorders in General

There are numerous sleep disorderswhich may affect your life. Most of them have different causes andways of possible treatment. Therefore, it is good to know the symptomsof a sleep disorder, as well as its manifestation, in order to beable to do away with it.

Most Common Sleep Disorders

One of the most common sleep disordersis insomnia. It is a condition under which a person is unable to fallasleep when supposed to. Depending on the frequency of appearance,there are several types of this condition. Firstly, there is asituational insomnia. This, basic type, manifests itself during stressfulperiods of a person's life, regarding school, expectations, personaltroubles and issues etc. Burdened by these problems, a person isunable to sleep until they are solved. On the other hand, chronicinsomnia strikes when a person has not been able to sleep for aperiod of three months or more.

Sometimes, during sleep, some of us donot breathe for periods of ten seconds repeatedly. This is due to acondition called sleep apnea. Manifested through snoring, restlesssleep, drowsiness during the day and some other daily fatiguesymptoms, this condition is more common with men than with women.Finally, there may be causes by either air obstructions by other organsor one's brain not sending proper breathing signals to a person'sbody. The first one takes place in the throat and the surroundingspeech organs, diagnosed upon a person's visit to the doctor.

Next comes narcolepsy. This sleepdisorder causes a person to fall asleep or in a trance during regulardaily activities. A narcoleptic usually has sufficient night sleep,therefore making the reasons behind this condition a mystery yet tobe deduced. It may happen once or numerous times during a person'slife.

Restless leg syndrome and periodic limbmovement disorder add on to the list of sleep disorders often goinghand in hand. The first one manifests itself through inability to sleep dueto nervousness and “needles and pins” sensation in one or bothlegs. The latter involves twitching of limbs during sleep. The firstone tends to go with the latter while this is hardly the casevice-versa.

Another disorder, sleep walking, needsno further explanation except that it mostly affects children.Further more, night terrors, causing one to wake up screaming orgasping for air, terrified by his or her dreams also belong to thislist.

Finally, lifestyle issues may greatlyinfluence your sleep patterns, making them unhealthy. Going to sleeplate, exhaustion, anxiety and many other bad lifestyle habits allinfluence your sleep. Working night shifts or suffering from jet lagdue to often air travel through different time zones, belong to thisgroup as well.

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