Sleep is a state of giving your body and mind a break or rest from daily activity, scientifically for a healthy life, 7-8 hours of good sleep is recommended for optimal health. But there are conditions that change the way you sleep and these conditions are called sleep disorders. Sleep disorders can be simply defined as the elements that disrupt the natural sleep cycle affecting your overall quality of life including your physical and mental health. Some of the common symptoms of sleep disorders include difficulty falling asleep in the night, sleepiness during daytime, irregular breathing or increased movement during sleep, irregular sleep patterns.
There are various types of sleep disorders and countless number of reasons may produce sleep disorder in an individual. For adults the disorder and the reason for the disorder may be different than children or older adults. For example: Night terror or sleep terror disorder is found mostly in children than adults and insomnia is found mostly in young adults compared to children. Listed below are the some of the common causes of sleep disorders:
Although there are different treatments for different types of sleep disorder, you should always consider talking to a sleep disorder expert/counsellor to see if the disorder can be treated without the use of any medication. Below are some tips to improve sleeping patterns:
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Yes, therapy - particularly Cognitive behavioural Therapy is effective in treating the underlying symptoms of sleep disorders like insomnia and others.
While medicines are a quick fix, but seem to create problems for people with sleep disorders in the long run. Your online counsellor will treat you effectively with psychotherapy which has no side effects.
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