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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To The Person Who Feels Suicidal But Doesn't Want To Die

Suicidal thoughts are not black and white.

Everyone assumes that if you have suicidal thoughts that means you want to die.

From an outside perspective, suicidal thoughts are rarely looked into deeper than the surface level. Either you have suicidal thoughts and you want to die, or you don't have suicidal thoughts and you want to live. What most people don't understand is that people live in between those two statements, I for one am one of them.

I've had suicidal thoughts since I was a kid.

My first recollection of it was when I came home after school one day and got in trouble, and while I was just sitting in the dining room I kept thinking, “I wonder what it would be like to take a knife from the kitchen and just shove it into my stomach." I didn't want to die, or even hurt myself for that matter. But those thoughts haven't stopped since.

I've thought about going into the bathroom and taking every single pill I could find and just drifting to sleep and never waking back up, I've thought about hurting myself to take the pain away, just a few days ago on my way to work I thought about driving my car straight into a tree. But I didn't. Why? Because even though that urge was so strong, I didn't want to die. I still don't, I don't want my life to end.

I don't think I've ever told anyone about these feelings. I don't want others to worry because the first thing anyone thinks when you tell them you have thoughts about hurting or killing yourself is that you're absolutely going to do it and they begin to panic. Yes, I have suicidal thoughts, but I don't want to die.

It's a confusing feeling, it's a scary feeling.

When the depression takes over you feel like you aren't in control. It's like you're drowning.

Every bad memory, every single thing that hurt you, every bad thing you've ever done comes back and grabs you by the ankle and drags you back under the water just as you're about the reach the surface. It's suffocating and not being able to do anything about it.

The hardest part is you never know when these thoughts are going to come. Some days you're just so happy and can't believe how good your life is, and the very next day you could be alone in a dark room unable to see because of the tears welling up in your eyes and thinking you'd be better off dead.

You feel alone, you feel like a burden to everyone around you, you feel like the world would be better off without you. I wish it was something I could just turn off but I can't, no matter how hard I try.

These feelings come in waves.

It feels like you're swimming and the sun is shining and you're having a great time until a wave comes and sucks you under into the darkness of the water. No matter how hard you try to reach the surface again a new wave comes and hits you back under again, and again, and again.

And then it just stops.

But you never know when the next wave is going to come. You never know when you're going to be sucked back under.

I always wondered if I was the only one like this.

It didn't make any sense to me, how did I think about suicide so often but not want to die? But I was thinking about it in black and white, I thought I wasn't allowed to have those feelings since I wasn't going to act on them. But then I read articles much like this one and I realized I'm not the only one. Suicidal thoughts aren't black and white, and my feelings are valid.

To everyone who feels this way, you aren't alone.

I thought I was for the longest time, I thought I was the only one who felt this way and I didn't understand how I could feel this way. But please, I implore you to talk to someone, anyone, about the way you're feeling, whether it be a family member, significant other, a friend, a therapist.

My biggest mistake all these years was never telling anyone how I feel in fear that they would either brush me off because “who could be suicidal but not want to die?" or panic and try to commit me to a hospital or something. Writing this article has been the greatest feeling of relief I've felt in a long time, talking about it helps. I know it's scary to tell people how you're feeling, but you're not alone and you don't have to go through this alone.

Suicidal thoughts aren't black and white, your feelings are valid, and there are people here for you. You are not alone.

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

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