Symptoms And Types Of Sleeping Disorders

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Sleeping disorders
There are a variety of sleeping disorders. The most common are Insomnia which is a hard time falling or staying asleep. Sleep apnea is breathing interruptions during sleep, restless legs syndrome; a tingling or prickly sensation in the legs. When most people think of sleeping disorders they think of sleep walking/ talking. As funny as they are they can be very dangerous. My family has a history of sleep walking and only one of my sisters don’t sleep walk or talk.
Causes of insomnia include a lot stress, maybe a job loss or a major change, death of a loved one, getting a divorce, or even moving. Illnesses will cause insomnia. Emotional or physical problems. Environmental disturbances like loud noises, sunlight, or discomforting
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You can turn the lights off, and climb into bed, but you can’t turn your mind off. The University of Maryland Medical Center studies states, short-term insomnia lasts for no more than 3 weeks. Chronic insomnia occurs at least 3 nights per week for 1 month or longer. Some medications may interfere with sleep. Depression is a big factor, insomnia can really mess with a person’s mind. Over thinking about things at night causes your mind to keep going and you can’t fall asleep. A lot of teens now a days are sleep deprived and being sleep deprived is very unhealthy. Treatment for insomnia include healthy sleep habits. Try going to bed at the same time every night, and avoid taking naps throughout the day. Also avoid caffeine and alcohol during the day, and get regular exercise. Caffeine and alcohol are …show more content…
This is very dangerous because you can’t control when you stop breathing, it just happens. There are two types of sleep apnea; Obstructive sleep apnea, referred to as OSA. Stated by WedMD, OSA is the most common one to develop. It’s caused when the air way is blocked, usually when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep. The second type of sleep apnea is central sleep apnea; unlike OSA, the airway isn’t blocked, but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe. You are at risk if you are a male about 40 years old and overweight. Another risk would be having a large neck size/ tonsils or a large tongue. Finally if you have a family history of sleep apnea you are most likely are risk. Symptoms include waking up with a dry or sore throat, lack of energy during the day, very loud snoring, and occasionally waking up during the middle of the night choking or gasping for air. There is many possible treatments but the most effective would be a sleep apnea machine. My dad has sleep apnea, he also has the machine and it works very well. What the machine does is it constantly filters air through a tube that’s in fits in your nose. So when you do stop breathing on your own, the machine keeps pumping air into your body until you can breathe on your own again. It also reduces the loud snoring, so instead of snoring you just hear the soothing sound of air

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