Sleep Disorders

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Sleep disorders are conditions due to which a person has either trouble sleeping or trouble staying asleep. Some of the common ones are listed below:


These disorders can be caused by a multitude of reasons. The most common ones are discussed below:


The symptoms of most sleep disorders are pretty similar to each other, and they can be listed as the following:

  • Difficulty in going to or staying asleep
  • Fatigue during the day
  • Strong urge to take small naps during the day
  • Irritability or anxiety
  • Lack of concentration
  • Depression


The diagnostic tests used in the diagnosis of these disorders can be listed as the following:

  • Polysomnography
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Blood tests


Sleep disorders are generally treated with medications and lifestyle changes. The following are implied in the treatment of sleep disorders:

  • Sleeping pills
  • Melatonin supplements
  • Breathing device
  • Surgery
  • Treating underlying cause
  • Reduce sugar intake
  • Exercise to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Drink less water before bedtime
  • Eat small, low carbohydrate meals before bedtime
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