From A Nurse – Get Rid Of Insomnia Or Other Sleep Disorder Now

Insomnia or lack of sleep can have a big effect on your judgment, memory, hand-to-eye coordination, well-being, and your reaction-time. And disturbed sleep is a type of sleep disorder which means the disruption of normal sleep. Some sleep disorder symptoms include feeling sleepy or irritable in the daytime, difficulty staying awake in the evening while watching television or reading and being told by others that you look tired all the time.

Make sure to see your sleep specialist as soon as possible if you think you might have sleep apnea or if your spouse or partner says you stop breathing during sleep. You must take them seriously and get checked out by your doctor as soon as possible. A partially blocked airway is what causes the sleep loss in sleep apnea. Sleep disorder treatments usually include the use of medical devices that help force air into the mouth while sleeping or a mechanical dental device to help keep the mouth in the right position in order to breathe properly. Sleep apnea can be life threatening; this problem is usually accompanied by heavy and loud snoring and causes the person to wake up sometimes as much as a hundred times during the night without remembering being awake.

Many people say they survive nicely on four or five hours of sleep at night and others say they need at least nine or even ten hours. It’s reported that the average adult needs about nine hours of sleep, but many studies and people dispute this. Reports have a wide range – from four to ten hours a night. Many people who get (but not need) only four hours of sleep take daytime naps.

Generally there are about three types of sleep disorders: lack of enough sleep, sleep disturbance, and too much or excessive sleep. Some sleep disorder symptoms can be a cause for concern like falling asleep while driving and having slow reactions along with emotional outbursts. In the excessive sleep disorder types, the most well-known is narcolepsy.

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) is the invol untary movement of arms and/or legs while asleep. Sleepwalking is the engaging in activities that are normally associated with wakefulness, such as eating or getting dressed, which may include walking; all without the conscious knowledge that you are doing it. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is the irresistible urge to move one’s legs while sleeping and often accompanies Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD.)

If going to sleep is a continuing problem for you, check your mattress and pillow and see if they are too hard or too soft. Your pillow may make you feel as though you’re lying uphill or downhill and if it’s too hard may press into your head uncomfortably, reducing the chance of your falling asleep. Some say that sleeping with your head facing north helps you fall asleep because your body is better aligned with the earth.

Actually applying some of the insomnia tips you’ve heard in the past may put your mind at rest long enough to allow you to go to sleep. Although many experts say not to watch television, others say they fall asleep fast when they set their television timer for 30 minutes or so with all other lights off, then watching a late night talk show. They say it works because it doesn’t require a lot of thinking keeps one from distracting thoughts and may even make you laugh, which helps you relax. Do try to focus on anything pleasant, long enough to distract you from any worries that may be keeping you awake.

Avoid foods and beverages that contain caffeine, which is often used for its ability to keep you alert during the day and, if possible, don’t eat a large meal before bedtime. After eating your evening meal and/or snacks, try to allow at least 2 ½ to 3 hours o pass before you go to bed. The digestive process can take up to five hours and can interfere with sleep.

It may be through relaxation exercises in bed or through meditation or prayer, but whatever it takes to make the mind clear and keep it clear will help reduce stress as well as insomnia. Some doctors may offer slee ping medications as a short-term solution along with insomnia tips, but you want to try to solve it naturally if you can. They should be able to help you find the underlying cause of the sleeplessness though and treat the cause instead of the symptom. Many doctors are reluctant to prescribe sleep medication unless it becomes absolutely necessary, which may be in the case of anyone suffering from an injury that is accompanied by severe pain and not resolved any other way.

Make sure to check out the obvious like your mattress to see if it’s too hard, too soft or lumpy. If you can go without sleeping pills try to do so. It’s always up to you to make the right best decision for you about your body.

You always have the right to refuse any suggestion from any health professional that doesn’t feel right to you. Finding the solution to your sleeping problems or serious sleep disorder will be worth the investment in your time. A sleep clinic or sleep disorder center will have numerous ways to test a pat ient, for a variety of sleeping disorders, whether one is an adult, child or infant and come up with a sleep treatment plan. But don’t give up. Many people have resolved their sleeping problems and you can do it too.

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