Sleep disorder is a condition that affects the ability to get enough quality sleep. Though it’s normal to experience problem sleeping due to stress or hectic lifestyle but issues occur when it happens on a regular basis. Sleeping difficulties interfere with daily life and can have a negative impact on energy, mood, concentration and overall health.
Due to sleep disorders, people feel difficulty falling asleep and may feel tired throughout the day. Medical treatment and lifestyle changes for the underlying cause can help sleeping issues go away. However, if left untreated it can can lead to other complex health disorders.
Sleeping problems can be caused due to many conditions, diseases and disorders or underlying health problem.
Allergies and Respiratory Problems
People with asthma, cold or other respiratory infections may face difficulty in breathing at night. As a result, the individuals are unable to breathe through the nose. This causes sleeping problems and keeps them awake during night.
Frequent urination or Nocturia
The urge to pass out urine at more frequent intervals disrupt the sleep during the night. It is caused by the hormonal imbalances that affect the sleep by making you wake up during night.
Due to chronic pain, people face sleeping problems. It causes disruption in sleep or wake you up once you fall asleep. Chronic pain may occur due to arthritis, fibromyalgia, headache or low back pain. The deep pain can cause disturbance in sleep and thus exacerbate sleep disorders.
Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety affects the quality of sleep and causes difficulty in sleeping. Talking or walking during sleep, nightmares may also affect the sleep.
Procedures & Treatment
Depending on the severity of sleep apnea, doctor recommends the treatment. The mild cases of sleep apnea can be improved through lifestyle changes. But for moderate to severe cases, the doctor will recommend for CPAP. This machine delivers air pressure through a mask while you sleep and prevents apnea and snoring.