Types of Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Before reverting to the doctor or thinking that your spouse or child has gone mad, read this article – maybe you will find the disorder your relative has. Children often have nightmares, this is normal, but for adult this may be the sign or psychological problems or severe stress. Among other sleeping disorders are insomnia, sleep apnea, - these problems disrupt the sleep of millions of people all over the world. Let us consider the types of sleeping disorders more close.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a wide-spread problem, expressed in trouble breathing during sleep, which, in its turn, can cause heart disease or other health problems -even strokes, hypertension and has a very often expressed side-effect: strong daytime sleepiness.

Your relative, spouse or partner can help you to identify if you have sleep apnea by just hearing your breath while you are sleeping. If you understand that you have this problem, do not wait and try “folk” means, - revert to the doctor. Maybe you will need help.


Insomnia is defined as trouble with falling asleep, frequently disturbed sleep, or waking up too early. If you have such problems on regular basis you may be suffering from insomnia. Read our article about Insomnia and try the tips given in it. If they do not help, you might have a serious case, which, however, is not rare, and you may require treatment with sedative medication. Sedatives are used to make sleep more deep, to improve the ability to fall asleep by reducing the hormones produced by excessive stress. The example of sedative is Melatonin. However, there are not only hormonal medicines for treating insomnia, - there are herbal ones, like herbal Xanax. Herbal sedatives are non-prescription, and to choose non-herbal sleeping aid it is better to talk to your doctor and describe your symptoms in detail.


Parasomnias are simply sleepwalking and talking during sleep. They are quite frequent disorders. If you are not alone, these disorders are not life-threatening. However, there were cases when people seriously injured their selves, fallen from the roof or even made some crimes while they were sleeping just because they had sleepwalking and sleep talking disorder. These disorders appear because of stress. Try to reduce the level of stress in your life, calm down, and see the improvement.

Sleep Phase Disorder Syndrome

People with the disorder of sleep phase have such problem: they go to sleep earlier than other peple do, and wake up also earlier. Other people with contrary type of the same syndrome go to sleep later at night and wake up later in the morning. In other words, the same 10-hour sleep may last from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. for healthy people and from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., or from 2 a.m. to 12 a.m. for people with sleeping Phase Disorder Syndrome. If you are not connected to some events and such rhythm is okay for you, there is no need to break your existing rhythm and treat this. Otherwise, you should ask the doctor. Maybe the combination of sedatives with exercise will help.


Narcolepsy is a serious sleeping disorder that makes life very difficult. It is very easy to define narcolepsy. A person, suffering from this severe sleeping disorder is very sleepy at daytime, sometimes unable to control his or her sleepiness. Other symptoms may include indifference to anything in life and irritability. If you suspect that your neighbor or relative is suffering from this disease, seek emergency care and call his or her doctor as soon as you can, because some of such conditions may be a serious threat for human’s life.

Syndrome of Restless Leg

Restless Leg Syndrome also referred as RLS in medical literature represents the repeatedly unpleasant felling in legs, that don’t let you fall asleep. The legs of such patients also are called battling. The feelings are creepy or crawly sensation. This condition requires muscle relaxants. They can be advised by the doctor or pharmacist.

There are other sleeping troubles, but they are more serious and not characterized for almost healthy people. Hopefully, this classification and tips appeared helpful. Sleep well and be healthy!

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