Sometimes we fail to know things not because we are stupid but because we are ignorant and lack interest in certain issues. Take the case of sleep. Most people have never thought deeply about the issue to an extent of getting to know some of the sleep problems that are involved. You will be surprised that you are suffering a sleep problem and you are not aware. Well, this article will enlighten you on sleep problems or disorders and then I will request that you do a personal check on yourself. If you discover a problem, you may seek the necessary help that is available.
Sleep disorders are most of the time seen in the symptoms that one displays. Chronic insomnia for example is most of the time linked to depression or serious stress. Usually it would last a month or more and may also be a result of physical ailment. There is also sleep Apnea which is usually characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness. Sometimes someone may even snore loudly and irregularly or even jerk himself awake violently while gasping for breath. However, the good thing is that there are devices that have been invented to regulate airway that those who have this kind of problem can use to try and alleviate it.
There is central, mixed and obstructive sleep apnea that forms the three types of this disorder. Anyone who suffers this kind of disorder will need extra attention because their lives are in danger as they can black out while at work or even driving. They may suffer high blood pressure, enlarged heart or even heart failure. The most group at risk of apnea are obese men. Again there are sleep specialist who can supervise treatments of these disorder or problem.
There is also narcolepsy. This is a sleep problem that usually results in excessive daytime sleepiness. Those who do not know most times mistake narcolepsy for laziness. This is because a person suffering from this problem can even sleep during critical meetings. They just feel drowsy and go sleeping. Worse still, this problem would sometimes cause two other problems known as cataplexy and sleep paralysis. The former is where one’s knees become weak when excited and just collapses. The latter is where someone would even go to an extent of hallucinating. Sad to say, it had no cure.
There is the problem of Bruxism where one grinds or clenches his teeth during sleep time and interferes with the sleep. This means that no sleep disorder should be ignored. However complex or simple the treatment is, it is better not to ignore any of the sleep problems. You must also be swift in seeking the treatment so that the problem does not escalate and causes more damage.
Because we know what sleep means, we are going to choose to have sleep in a healthful way. We will not tolerate anything that hinders the sleep we have but we will struggle to fight it out. It is your sole responsibility to take care of your health by ensuring good and enough sleep.