Sleeping Disorder and Symptoms — Help, What Does All of This Mean?


There are many different common sleeping disorders. When you look at sleeping and then look at disorders, these ever lead to a great deal of symptoms that the body will exhibit. We review some of the symptoms you may experience.

There can be physical or psychological disorders. Because of certain events in your life, you may have problems sleeping. This could happen as a result of head trauma or from having headaches. You could have problems with your breathing being obstructed at night or your body failing to send signals to your brain for you to breathe. Suffering an injury can lead to a sleeping problem as well.

It is very serious and could be considered an epidemic. Roughly seventy million Americans struggle with insomnia. This can have varying effects on you from irritability to your being fatigued. Difficulties initiating sleep, maintaining sleep, and awakening early in the morning are also all warning signs. After staring at the ceiling for most of the night you might find that getting up early in the morning is downright depressing. Quite frankly you might find yourself having a 'mental debate' as to whether you should call the boss and tell them you are sick.

Your concentration is often affected and you may have trouble staying awake during critical times of the day such as when you are driving. Psychological conditions that can impair concentration include depression, anxiety and stress. Sleep disorders such as insomnia can impair concentration ability. Any concentration or memory symptom needs prompt professional medical diagnosis.

What can you do to sleep better?

1. Try to go to sleep at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning.

2. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol late in the day or at night.

3. Get regular exercise.

4. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool.

5. If you can not fall sleep within 20 minutes or do not feel drowsy, get up and read or do something that is not too active until you feel sleepy.

Sleep problems are not something that you have to stress about, but rather understand that it is something you have to work on changing. Not feeling in control of your life can cause stress and anxiety which can lead to a sleeping disorder. Sleep is an important part of your body's recovery process from the hassles of the day. So, be good to yourself. Understand what your body is telling you and then do something about it.

Sherry L Harris