What Is A Sleep Disorder? 6 Common Types Of Sleep Disorders

What Is A Sleep Disorder? 6 Common Types Of Sleep Disorders

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Sleep is vital for the human body to live a healthy life. Unfortunately, more than 75% population of American suffers from sleep disorders every year. Sleep disorder is mostly observed in the age group of people between 20 to 59. You can see the adverse effect of sleep disorder on your overall health, safety and quality of life. One crucial thing about this health issue is that you don't even realize it until it gets worse. The reason behind this is that people are not aware of its symptoms and cure properly. However, if you don't start treating sleep disorder early, it might risk your life. Therefore, with the intention to spread awareness about sleep disorder, we have written this article.

Read on!

What is Sleep disorder?

As per the medical definition, the sleep disorder is any disorder that affects, disrupts, or involves sleep. In simple words, troubles that bother you while sleeping and doesn't allow to rest during the night on a regular basis. Ultimately, you end up losing your energy becoming dull and weak.

What are the symptoms of sleep disorder?

There are mainly six symptoms that can help you detect sleep disorder in its early stages and they are:

1.Suffering from trouble falling asleep

2. Feeling drained during daytime

3.Drowsiness during the day

4.Loss of tolerance

5.Lack of concentration


If you are facing any of these problems often, please visit the doctor for medical help and guidance.

What are the types of sleep disorder?

Sleep disorder has a broad definition hence it becomes hard to find out if it is real trouble or just a momentary effect. Generally, the sleep disorder is a group of six major sleep problems that cause long-time health issues to the patient and, they are:

Sleep-Related Movement Disorders - As the name suggests this disorder is about the sleep movements. A person who is suffering from this disorder does some abnormal movements while sleeping like bruxism or teeth grinding. In most case, the person doesn't remember it after waking up but, its effect is seen in on their body and day energy. However, sleep disorder like sleep talking can be harmless too. Voonky has captured sleep-related disorder in detail through a blog which is very informative and in depth.

Insomnia - It is the most common sleep problem which is faced by almost half of the population. Here, you find it difficult to fall asleep and staying asleep during the night hours. Insomnia is classified in three stages depending on its severity. They are Transient, Intermittent and Chronic. Mostly, insomnia is caused due to prolonged high stress and anxiety. Chronic insomnia needs medical help as you can cure it on own.

Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders - Trouble in breathing while sleeping is termed as the sleep-related breathing disorder. One of the most popular disorders of this category is Sleep Apnea. You start suffocating during sleep and disturbs your sleep. In some case, people have even lost their life due to choking. You can identify sleep apnea by the regular snoring while sleeping. It is better to take medical help to cure this problem.

Hypersomnias - A person who sleeps more but feels lazy through the day are suffering from the hypersomnias. On an average, such people take more than 9 hours sleep and still don't feel refreshed after waking up. This problem is mostly observed in older age. The instant symptoms are being irritated or lousy immediate after waking up.

Parasomnias - You can also call it as the sleep forgetfulness. A person who suffers from parasomnia behaves weird during the sleep time and forgets everything once awake. Weird behaviors can be bed wetting, sleepwalking, and nightmares. Usually, kids suffer from this trouble. If adults are suffering from parasomnia, its happens due to post-traumatic stress, sleep restriction, excess alcohol, chronic pain, and being under any medication for a very long time.

Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders - Playing with the body clock can affect your sleep cycle adversely. Circadian Rhythm is the body clock which sets your body sleep and wakes up time depending on your schedule and natural lights. People who work in awkward shifts or travel to different time zone too often suffer from this sleep disorder. Common symptoms are feeling trouble getting sleep and waking up on time.

These are the six different type of sleep disorder that affects your sleep quality and eventually your health. Few of these disorders need medical attention while others can be cured by tweaking a little your routine. However, you can improve your sleep experiences with the right sleep habits. Hope you found the given information useful!

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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

The world needs you.

You won't see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won't laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won't go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They'll miss you. They'll cry.

You won't fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won't get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won't be there to wipe away your mother's tears when she finds out that you're gone.

You won't be able to hug the ones that love you while they're waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won't be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won't find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won't celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won't turn another year older.

You will never see the places you've always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You'll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges, and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it's not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don't let today be the end.

You don't have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It's not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I'm sure you're no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won't do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you'll be fine." Because when they aren't, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-8255

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Being Sick In College Is A Real Struggle

Being sick in college is definitely not as fun as having a sick day in middle school or high school.


Something that I have had to deal with multiple times these past two semesters is being sick while in school. It can be a real pain especially depending on what type of sickness it is. I have had tonsillitis, mono, and I'm pretty sure I also had the flu.

Being at school and away from home can make being sick worse because there is nobody to take of you such as your parents. Another thing is having to make the decision to get the rest that your body needs in order to feel better or staying on top of your assignments to avoid falling behind. My parents will always tell me to get a good night's sleep so my body can feel better the next day. However, sometimes I will feel more stress if my work isn't getting done and I feel like I'm falling behind and leaving things to get done in the last minute.

Currently, I am sick now and the past few days haven't been easy, but I still attended all my classes so I wouldn't miss any material or assignments that were given. I usually end up feeling the worst at night when trying to fall asleep, and by that time the doctors are not present at the student health center. Even though my health is important I usually don't like taking too much time out of my day to go to the health center to see a doctor. Some days I don't really have much free time before the evening.

I don't believe I have been over-exerting myself, but I don't want to just stay in my bed all day and sleep, even though that may be what is best for me. Most professors will be understanding if I email them and provide them a doctor's note as well, but I also just got back from a conference where I had to miss two days of classes next week.

I have been trying to keep hydrated so that way my body can fight the sickness. Also, I have been told if you stay hydrated you can flush the virus out of your body quicker.

Eating can also be a pain when you have a sore throat, for the past couple of days I have tried to have some soup in order to help. Most meals I would have to force myself to eat something of substance in order to give my body some type of energy in order to get through the day. It's also never fun not being able to breathe out of your nostrils. If it wasn't my nose being stuffed, then it would be constantly runny so there was no winning that battle.

Looking back, I probably should have done a bit more work over spring break in order to get ahead in the case that something like this would happen. I wanted my break to be exactly that, a break. After not being home for a few months I just wanted some time off to relax.

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