Sleep Disorders and Remedies

Getting good sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind. Not getting a
good night’s sleep may cause symptoms of sleep deprivation, which can be
irritability, lack of concentration, falling asleep during the day and can lead
to even more serious problems- like depression [a mental state characterized by
a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity] .

What does a Good Night’s Sleep Do for Our Body?

• Good sleep repairs cells and helps our body replenish after a day’s
physical activity

• During sleep, our body releases growth hormones [chemical substances
created by the body that control numerous body functions.] which help in the
growth of bones, tissues and new red blood cells

• Sleep also strengthens our immune and nervous systems

Some common sleep problems are discussed below. Find out how to get just the
right amount of healthy, restorative sleep.

Insomnia
Most of us have experienced insomnia at some
point during our lives when we are unable to get good quality sleep.

Causes: Stress, an altered sleep schedule, poor bed time habits are some
leading causes of insomnia.

Solution: The good news about insomnia is that it doesn’t
have to be a permanent problem. Self help techniques, relaxation, and good sleep
can help control insomnia and induce better sleep.

Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea should be taken seriously for
here, while sleeping, your breathing stops or gets very shallow, which can be
life threatening. During the pauses of apnea, the sleeper wakes up to breathe
again, thus disrupting sleep. Gasping or choking for air to breathe and loud
snoring are common signs of Sleep Apnea.

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Causes: Excessive weight, large tonsils, nasal congestion or a uniquely
shaped head, neck or chin can lead to sleep apnea.

Solution: Self help like losing weight, elevating the
head-side of the bed, sleeping on your side can be effective remedies for sleep
apnea. A mechanical device, CPAP, can be worn while sleeping, which provides
continuous air pressure to keep the airway open.

Snoring
Snoring is a very common sleep disorder and can
be a significant obstacle to quality sleep both for yourself and your partner.

Causes: Due to poor sleep posture, excess weight or physical abnormalities of
your throat, the passage of your airway narrows down and creates the snoring
sound.

Solution: Sleep on your side, elevate the head-side of your
bed or lose weight to stop the snoring.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep
(PLMS)

Having a strong urge to move the legs or arms due to tingly
or creeping sensations in the legs is RLS. During PLMD, involuntary, rhythmic
limb movements occur while sleeping.

Causes: Anemia, kidney disease, pregnancy, thyroid problems, Parkinson’s or
alcoholism can cause these disorders.

Solution: RLS and PLMD sufferers can find solutions in
alternative therapies and lifestyle changes.

Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder which
can cause extreme sleepiness and the sufferer can fall asleep suddenly without
warning. Excessive daytime sleepiness or uncontrollable episodes of falling
asleep during day are common.

Causes: Definite causes are not known. Lack of hypocretin, a brain chemical,
is believed to be the culprit. It may be genetic.

Solution: A combination of medication, behavioral
treatments, and counseling can help alleviate the problem.

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One thought on “Sleep Disorders and Remedies

  1. for sleeping disorder one another reason from my life experience is vasiya marunthu. this vasiya marunthu is prepared by near thottiyam village(arangoor) people for mesmorism people. to me this is given by food before 6 months,ie january or febraury 2009. after this my sleeping pattern changed,daily during 2-3 a.m, i getup from bed and after that no sleep. my mind thinks of suicide,there is no hope in life,no happiness,all time some kind of sorrow feelings i live. my wife and her brother attack me one day and i admitted in hospital for surgery,that time also i beg my wife to take care of me.she scolded me. (becuase her family already get rs.6,00,000/- from my parents by cheating. when i ask this money to give back problem starts. my wife and her parents advice money is not life,if you loss 6,00,000/- by us,why dont bother that money, you should earn more money,dont consider that 6,00,000/- like they advice, i never agree these kind of advice,so problem starts.)during this time visitors who cares me on hospital doubted me,that i am under vasiyamarunthu. because i never scold my wife for this kind of attack caused injury and surgery. after treatment i consult one naicker who is famous for vasiya marunthu healing in valavanthi near musiri. he and another one person diagnosed that i am affected by vasiyamarunthu,then i take away that vasiya marunthu, my life getback nice. now i strongly state that vasiya marunthu disturbed one normal life, like sleep disturbance, suicide thinking.

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