Do you have a non-refreshing and restless sleep?
Sometimes you may have conflicts that you don't know about and that may be
preventing you from sleep in peace.
Treating insomnia and sleep-related problems usually involves treating the condition that causes them (for example, stress, depression, organic or medical problems) and relearning healthy sleep habits. Insomnia can also be the result of a more serious medical condition (or can lead to an increase in health problems) and it may be necessary to consult a sleep specialist.
Why are sleep quality and sleep disorders so critical to brain health?
Although many adults work best with about 8 hours of sleep (and this varies depending on many variables: the environment, health, age, etc.), people with sleep problems can get an average of just 5.5 hours of sleep as a result sleep disorders or inappropriate habits such as direct, studying, television, internet and a general overload of activities. Stress and anxiety as a result of work and personal life rob many hours of sleep. In fact, almost 30% of the general population of children, students and adults experience difficulty sleeping. That is, if you are having trouble sleeping, you are not alone.
Impaired sleep: symptoms and consequences
If you are experiencing any of the problems below for a period of a few weeks, commonly known as insomnia, consider asking for help:
· Difficulty falling asleep
· Wake up often during the night
· Fall asleep at inappropriate times, even after a proper night's sleep
· Sleeping too much (more than 9 hours)
· Sudden attacks of uncontrollable sleep or muscle weakness
· Nightmares or night terrors (the experience of waking up from a terrified state without remembering the dream) that interrupts your sleep
· Sleeping walking / talking and grinding your teeth while sleeping
Although there are more than 80 types of sleep disorders, other sleep-related disorders include:
Pathological snoring and sleep disordered breathing
Sleep apneas and hypopneas
Restless limbs and periodic leg movement disorders in sleep
Impaired daytime functioning secondary to impaired sleep
Behavioral sleep disorders
Sleep phase disorder
Shift sleep disorder
Depression is already twice as common in the general population, affecting approximately 20% of young people. Researchers believe that lack of sleep contributes to this high rate. What people generally don't realize is that sleep problems that persist for more than two weeks can actually be a risk factor for the development of depression. More than 80% of people who suffer from depression also have difficulty sleeping, and if sleep problems persist after depression subsides, the risk of relapse increases.