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Could You Have A Sleep Disorder? - Articles Surfing
It really is satisfying to have a full night of worthwhile sleep. Being able to sleep and to roll around in your bed with ease is also a great comfort. Everybody loves to relax their tired body after a hard day's work and let their spirit get rejuvenated. Some people can fall asleep and reach dreamland in just a snap of the finger! They lie in bed and recharge their restless body. Then they wake up with a smile on their face and feel satisfied with what was a very relaxing trip.
Are you feeling sleepy? Here's a reality check! Not all of us have ever experienced such a beautiful night's rest as others experience so regularly. For some reason or another, there are some people who need to resort to certain alternatives because they may have developed a sleep disorder. They have an extremely hard time putting themselves to sleep each night and eventually come down with insomnia, exhaustion or any number of other sleep disorders.
Could you be one of these people who are developing a sleep disorder? A sleep disorders that haunts a large percentage of the population but are rarely diagnosed by a doctor. A lot of people have trouble just about every time they try to lay their heads down to their pillow. One of the very common types of disorder is known as insomnia. This is actually quite normal for one out of three persons because it is due to the common condition of stress and anxiety. Insomniacs are typically less productive and have a reduced mental efficacy. They have slow reactions when they are awake and they fail to understand what their problem really is.
A long term case of insomnia is referred to as Chronic Insomnia. This is a less common type of insomnia which is caused by many different factors such as the imbalance in body chemistry, stress and other internal problems. Sleeping pills are considered a common treatment for the temporary relief of insomnia but there are many cases where professional help is often required. The fact is, it is better to prevent this problem rather than finding yourself looking for a way out. Some basic sleep habits can be established early on so as to avoid this problem of sleep disorder.
Have you ever gotten out of your bed and roamed around the room or even gone outside to talk to a stationary object without even knowing it? If so, you might just be sleep walking and talking in your sleep. This is actually a disorder which can become quite serious. There are also some people who cannot avoid the urge to urinate in the middle of the night. This is a case which is called Nocturnal enuresis or more commonly known as 'bedwetting'. Another sleep disorder that is diagnosable is 'night terrors' which cause a person to scream out loud and suddenly awaken over and over. Yet another sleeping disorder is called sleep apnea where there is difficulty in the passage of air through the mouth. This can cause vibrations that eventually lead to disturbing noises and the inability to sleep.
Have you ever seen people who suddenly fall on the ground for no apparent reason at all? Have you ever wondered what causes so many rear-end traffic accidents each year? Commonly, these accidents happen as a result of lack of sleep, sleep disorders or even more serious conditions such as Narcolepsy. It's not just clumsiness causing these accidents! People need to get their sleep!
Narcolepsy is another sleeping disorder which affects the NREM (Non-rapid Eye Movement) and the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep mechanisms in our brains. This condition causes people to experience a loss of muscle control and a persistent problem of sudden sleeping throughout the day. A narcoleptic attack can be caused by mere laughing or a sudden increase in your energy level. That's pretty scary right? Narcoleptics are often treated with stimulants that help to slow down their problem of being sleepy too often and they require REM sleep suppressants to stop the loss of muscle control called cataplexy.
All these potential disorders can be treated naturally and, of course, with professional guidance. Having a full night's sleep should not be a struggle but a privilege which every person is blessed with. Seeing the early signs of sleep disorder can help to prevent them and to bring about a happier and healthier life.
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