Sleep Disorders - Symptoms and Treatment
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As an alternative we usually resort to sleeping aids and pills, which are not always the best solution. In most cases, sleeping disorders can be treated without supplements and medication.
Insomnia is also known as sleeplessness. People suffering from insomnia have trouble falling asleep. The quality of sleep is low and they wake up fatigued and experience low levels of energy throughout the day. Treating insomnia is easier in the early stages before it becomes chronic. A few changes have to be made to the lifestyle and sleeping habits of the patient to cure it. Making the room and bed as comfortable for the person as possible improves the chances of him/her falling asleep and enjoying a good night’s sleep.
Other potential treatments include:
- Paradoxical intention, where the insomniac makes an effort to stay awake instead of trying to fall asleep
- Meditation and yoga
- Sleep restriction, that involves following a strict schedule for sleeping and waking up
The sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) prevents the person from breathing during sleep because of a blockage in the upper airways. Because of the inability to breath, the person wakes up multiple times during the night.
SAS has a number of symptoms including:
- Waking up tired
- Choking during sleep
- Headaches, chest pains or dry mouth & throat when waking up
Narcolepsy actually makes you sleepy, but not in the way you want. A common symptom of narcolepsy is feeling sleepy during the daytime. Moreover, the patients suffer from ‘sleep attacks’ during which he/she is unable to stay awake. These attacks can occur at any time; during a conversation or even while driving a car. There are no known treatments for narcolepsy but you can improve the condition by taking two or three short naps during the day of 10 to 15 minutes. Also, avoiding alcohol and heavy eating can help.
There is most common symptom of Narcolepsy:
- Feeling weak and losing control on your muscles.
- Having intense dreams
- Feeling like paralyzed when your are walking
- Starts to dream before you fully asleep.
Restless legs syndrome is a type of sleep disorder that causes by uncomfortable feeling of your legs, typically in the evening while you are resting or lying down. It usually due to uncomfortable feeling, creeping sensation and aching in the legs. If you feel like this one, get up and starts moving around, this moving will temporarily disappear this problem.
There are more common symptoms an treatment of Restless legs syndrome:
- The uncomfortable sensation in the legs.
- This usually gets worse at night when you are at rest or sleeping.
- The jerking and cramping of the legs during sleeping.
- This uncomfortable sensation can be removed by massage and walking.
- This may due to the deficiency of iron in the body. It is corrected by taking iron supplement. However before taking iron supplements, consult with you doctor.
Allan has suffered sleeping disorders for a while. After spending time researching and talking to doctors, he managed to fix sleeping problems. Since then, Allan enjoys contributing regular reviews about OO mattresses.
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