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Difficulty Falling Asleep

By Edited Jan 10, 2014 1 2

Do you have trouble sleeping? You might have a sleep disorder.

In the society which we live in there are many people who have sleeping troubles. It seems that in many people's lives, sleeping has become a luxury rather than a necessity. Because we do not get the right amount of sleep at the right times we are a society will many sleeping disorders. There are many people throughout the planet who have trouble getting to sleep, and staying asleep at night.

Are you tired of lying in your bed night after night, hoping that you will be able to fall asleep and stay asleep? If you continuously have trouble falling asleep you might have insomnia. This can be caused by having a disrupted patter of sleep over a long period. There are some symptoms which are associated with sleeping disorders. If you suffer from these symptoms for any number of weeks or more, you might have a sleeping problem. Some of the symptoms can easily be identified. Do you tend to wake up earlier than you need to in the mornings? If you are waking up in the morning before you have had a full rest, you should consider that you might have a disorder. This can be very disruptive to your sleeping process. Do you go to bed at night and have a full sleep, only to wake up feeling tired? Many people claim that they have had a full night's rest. However, they wake up in the mornings feeling drained and as though they did not get enough sleep. Are you constantly feeling irritable, as though you have not had enough sleep? Do you get headaches often? Do you tend to wake up during the night many times? Do you then have trouble getting back to sleep? If you have any of these symptoms it is possible that you have a sleeping disorder.

Insomnia is not a serious health problem on its own. However, if you go for long periods without having a good sleeping routine it can start to do damage to your health and well being. If you find that you are having troubles having a good night's sleep, you should consider what your options are. You can talk to your health care professional about making sure that you get enough sleep each night. If you want to start to cure your sleeping disorder you will need to know what the problem is. It is good to try and monitor your sleeping patterns. Keep a record of how well you sleep, when you wake up, when you fall asleep, and when you have trouble sleeping. This will help greatly when it comes time to diagnose your sleeping condition with the doctor.

There is a form of sleeping disorder that can prove to be dangerous to your health. This is called Sleep Apnea. It has symptoms which are similar to insomnia. However, it is more specifically associated with breathing. It is common among people who are overweight. While sleeping, having a lot of extra weight pressing up against your chest area can bring difficulty in breathing. A person who has sleep apnea will wake up during the night, unable to breathe properly. If you think your breathing is stopped during sleep, you should see your doctor.

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Comments

Mar 20, 2010 6:43am
eileen
Very good article I have never thought about that. I have trouble sleeping and often lay there for hours. Although I think mine is more to do with leg problems. Sometimes call silly legs or Restless legs. Its as though something is crawling in your legs and you cannot lay still just keep moving. I get up and walk around or have a hot drink of milk and a panadol. Although I have just found valerian. That helps. Thanks for sharing this.
Mar 20, 2010 6:49am
jazzynfo
@eileen

I'm extremely excited to be able to help the Info Barrel Community :)

You're welcome!
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