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Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Sleeping-disorders are conditions characterized by abnormal sleep or inadequate sleep or cannot sleep or problem sleeping that interferes with once physical, mental, and emotional function.

One may have sleep problems if having:

  • Hard to fall asleep (trouble sleeping or cannot be able to sleep) or stay asleep throughout the night,
  • Wake up with feeling tired or feel very sleepy during the day, even if have had enough sleep?


Most common sleeping disorders are:

  • Insomnia - a hard time falling or staying asleep,
  • Sleep apnea (loud snoring caused by an obstructed airway),
  • Narcolepsy (falling asleep spontaneously- daytime "sleep attacks"),
  • Restless leg syndrome (sudden shock movement of legs or leg),
  • Sleepwalking (walking when sleeping),
  • Bruxism (grinding of the teeth while sleeping) is a condition that also may contribute to sleep-disorders.
  • Nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, sleep talking, head banging, wetting the bed and grinding the teeth are kinds of sleep problems called parasomnias. There are treatments for most sleep disorders. Sometimes just having regular sleep habits can help.

Sleep disorder risks and complications

  • Poor performance at work or school,
  • Anxiety and mood disorders,
  • Increased risk of injury in a workplace,
  • Health problems - heart disease, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes.
  • In addition, adults who sleep less than six hours a night are 50 percent more likely to become obese than those who sleep for seven to eight hours a night.

Sleep Disorder Studies and its Results

  • Preschoolers who deprive of sleep may have more chances to develop ADHD in childhood, a U.S. study suggests.
  • A new study suggests that women, who do not get enough sleep, may affect their quality of marriage life.
  • Getting enough sleep and reduced stress level may support your weight loss effort. Even for people who already in healthy eating habit and consistent exercise regiment, sound sleep helps weight loss.
  • Kids already having ADHD may face more trouble to keep attention when they lost their sleep, a new study has found.
  • New study has found that a person who is getting too much/little sleep can increase chances of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
  • A new study shows that a lack of rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep appears to trigger proteins linked to migraines.
  • An article in the journal Sleep says that getting fewer than six hours of sleep per night may increase the chance of dying prematurely.
  • A study shows even one night of sleeplessness can induce insulin resistance. Therefore, the rise in diabetes mirrors the sleepless hours of many adults endure now.
  • A long nap every afternoon appears to help the brain to remember things and make you smarter, a new study has found.
  • Chronic insomnia may affect the brain structure. The scans of chronic insomniacs have the less gray matter in their left orbitofrontal cortex, and the worst affected insomniacs had the least gray matters. The left orbitofrontal cortex is in-charge of feelings of pleasure and comfort.
  • A study suggests that teenagers go to bed earlier are less likely to suffer from depression than those who go late.
  • An animal study shows a lack of sleep may link to the cause of Alzheimer's disease.
  • An article published in the journal Sleep says that people who suffered from insomnia may have high nighttime blood pressure.
  • Small studies have shown that long nap in afternoon can reduce ADHD, anxiety and depression in young children.
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