Friday 10 February 2017

What to Do When You Can't Sleep

Sleep Disorders are a group of conditions which affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis. Most people occasionally experience sleeping problems mainly due to stress, hectic schedules, lifestyle changes and other outside influences. When these issues begin to occur on a regular basis and interfere with daily life, they indicate a sleeping disorder.
  • Difficulty in falling asleep.
  • Fatigue during the daytime
  • Strong urge to take naps during the day
  • Irritability and anxiety
  • Lack of concentration
  • Depression
Allergies and Respiratory Problems- Allergies, cold and upper respiratory infections can make it challenging to breathe at night. The inabilities to breathe through the nose can lead sleeping difficulties.
Nocturia- It is the frequent urination which may disrupt the sleep by causing you to wake up during the night. Hormonal imbalances and diseases of the urinary tract may contribute to the development of this condition
Chronic Pain- Constant pain can make it difficult to fall asleep. It might even wake you up after you fall asleep. Some of the most common causes of chronic pain are arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and continuous lower back pain.
Stress and Anxiety- It often has a negative impact on sleep quality.
Insomnia- It refers to the inability to fall asleep or to remain asleep.
Sleep Apnea- It is caused due to pauses in breathing during the sleep.
Parasomnias- It is a class of sleep disorders which cause abnormal movements and behaviors like sleepwalking, sleeps talking, groaning, nightmares and bedwetting during sleep.
Restless Leg Syndrome- It is an overwhelming need to move the legs.

Narcolepsy- It is caused due to the sudden sleep attacks that occur during the day. 
The treatment for sleeping disorders generally includes a combination of medical treatments and lifestyle changes.
Medical treatment for sleep disturbances will include any of the following:
  • Right dosage of sleeping pills
  • Melatonin supplements
  • Medication for allergy and cold
  • Medications for any underlying health issues   
Lifestyle adjustments can greatly improve the quality of sleep. Some of the lifestyles which can be considered is:
  • Incorporating more vegetables and fish into the diet and reducing sugar intake
  • Reducing stress and anxiety by exercising
  • Creating and following a regular sleeping schedule
  • Drinking less amount water before bedtime  
  • Decreasing tobacco and alcohol use
Dr. Krishnan, Director of The Healthy Sleep™ – Advanced Center for Snoring, Sleep Apnea, and Migraine Therapy provides the best Treatment for Sleep Disorder in Kerala with the help of a dedicated team.
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