Sleep Disorders can be very dangerous. Sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia are common. Good sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight. Some sleep problems are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental and emotional functioning.
Disruptions in sleep can be caused by a lot of issues. When a person suffers from difficulty falling asleep, it is called "insomnia". Insomnia is characterized by an extended period of symptoms including trouble with retaining sleep, fatigue, decreased attentiveness, and dysphoria.
Some other common Sleep disorders are:
1. Sleep apnea.
2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
3. Upper airway resistance syndrome.
4. Snoring ..
Symptoms of Sleep Disorders:
Sleep problems are sometimes hard to identify. If pauses in breathing occur while you snore, and if choking or gasping follow the pauses, these are major signs that you have sleep apnea.
COPD may cause no symptoms or only mild symptoms. As the disease gets worse, symptoms become more severe. Common signs and symptoms of COPD include:
• Wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound when you breathe)
• A cough that produces a lot of mucus
• Chest tightness
• Shortness of breath, especially with physical activity
UARS or Upper airway resistance syndrome presents with many episodes of interrupted breathing through the time a person is sleeping.
A person suffering with upper airways resistance syndrome will stop breathing during sleep and wake up for a split second to gasp for air. The episodes can occur as many as 150 times per night and the person will have no recollection of the episodes.
If you make a noticeable sound when you breathe in during sleep, you have a Snoring disorder which is definitely annoying to the peoples who sleeps around you.
The sound is caused by soft tissue at the back of your mouth, nose or throat vibrating. The exact sound you make will depend on the type of soft tissue that is vibrating.
Treatments of Sleep disorders:
I'm going to discuss about some remedies of the sleep disorders stated above.
Losing weight or quitting smoking can cure 80% sleep apnea and other disorders.if your apnea or problem is moderate to severe, a number of other treatments are available. Certain devices can help open up a blocked airway. Let's look at some therapies:
• Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP): CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a device and a common treatment for sleep disorders that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open.
• Bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP):
BPAP is a continuous positive airway pressure mode. It delivers a preset inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP) and explosive positive airway pressure (EPAP).
• Oral appliances:
You can also use an oral appliance which is designed to keep your throat open. CPAP is more reliably effective than oral appliances, but oral appliances may be easier to use.
Along these treatments, you may read or hear about different treatments for sleep disorders like sleep apnea, such as implants etc
Some last words:
Sleep disorders and deprivation can be very harmful for us and needs critical attention if faced.
Sleep problems cause accidents like car accidents, injuries for the lack of insufficient attention and even deaths.
It also causes arms to our body. Research shows that diseases like Heart attack, Heart Failure, Irregular heartbeat, High Blood pressure, Stroke, Diabetes etc can be caused for sleep disorders.
But the bright side is, with some proper attention, specific treatments and devices like CPAP, BiPAP etc
Sleep problems can be deal with easily.
Thanks for taking time to read this.:D