Sleep Disorders are a group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis. Sleep Disorders can have multiple causes like stress, other medical issues, anxiety and depression. Symptoms of having sleep disorders are: excessive snoring, fatigue, drowsiness during the day, difficulty falling asleep, disturbed sleeping pattern, irritability and lack of concentration
HOW IS SLEEP DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
Somnologists evaluate your symptoms and conduct various tests that find the underlying cause of your Sleep Disorders. Sleep tests like polysomnography and electroencephalogram and genetic blood tests are performed to identify the underlying cause. Proper diagnosis is important for determining the right treatment for Sleep Disorders
HOW IS SLEEP DISORDERS TREATED?
Treatment is based on the type of sleep disorder. In most cases, lifestyle changes are recommended to help with better sleeping. Medications are prescribed but as these medications can be habit-forming, caution is to be exercised on the dosage and the duration of taking the medicines.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are numerous types of Sleep Disorders such as Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Parasomnias, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Narcolepsy.