Sleeping disorders are a common complaint of adults within the United States. Of the various sleeping disorders in which individuals suffer from, there are three common ailments which are most often complained of, these include; sleep apnea, insomnia and snoring.
These common ailments affect a large percentage of the population and therefore research is constantly being completed to find methods to help patients deal with the side effects and symptoms of each of these common sleeping disorders.
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the individual has lapses in breathing while the patient slept. There are times when the lapses can last as much as a few minutes, causing the breathing lapses to become dangerous.
Chronic sleep apnea is defined as these episodes occurring more than three times per week. Therefore, they can easily disrupt the sleeping pattern and lead to the individual being sleep deprived – which can worsen the symptoms of sleep apnea.
This can occur in the form of a blockage occurring within the airway, causing the symptoms of sleep apnea to worsen.
There are thousands of individuals that are suffering from insomnia and find themselves unable to fall asleep at the time when they go to bed, or find themselves unable to remain asleep through the entire night.
There are many treatments which are used to treat insomnia. Changing sleeping habits and using medication to ensure the individual is able to fall asleep as well as remain asleep through the night are two common methods that are used to relieve the symptoms which are associated with insomnia.
Sleeping medications are used for patients that are unable to fall asleep. These medications can cause the individual to fall into a deep sleep and should only be used in the instance that the individual has at least eight hours to sleep. Through these medications, it is important to realize the side effects that may accompany these medications and therefore find a medication that can help to avoid these side effects.
Snoring is a sleep disorder which can not only disrupt the sleep of yourself, as well as the sleep of your partner and other people that are sleeping in the same area. Through minor obstructions which are created in the airway, the individual may experience difficulty breathing which can translate into noises that are made through the mouth and nose – which can be quite loud, depending on the amount of difficulty which is obtained from breathing.
There are many techniques which can be used to reduce snoring. These techniques include changing sleeping positions, essential oils and devices which are used to open the airway and increase the ease of air flow while sleeping.
Learning about these disorders, the treatments and the underlying causes can help patients to understand the effects of these disorders on the normal sleeping patterns, and this is the first step to learning how to sleep better when you have them.
There are many affects which can be seen on the normal sleeping patterns when these common disorders are present. These include; sleep deprivation, weight gain, and even a danger of entering a comatose state while sleeping due to the symptoms which are associated with sleep apnea.