Sleep related difficulties can plague all of us from time to time. Yet a persistent sleeping difficulty issue should be addressed by a doctor. The symptoms of this condition include feelings of irritability and drowsiness throughout the day, slow reactions and reflexes, concentration difficulties and tired looks.
HOW IS DIFFICULTY SLEEPING DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will analyse your medical history as well as check the medications you are presently consuming as some over-the counter prescription drugs can also cause sleeplessness. In order to determine the cause and course of treatment, the doctor may prescribe maintaining a sleep diary that records day’s activities and sleep habits along with the food and drinks consumed. A sleep study test may be scheduled if the doctor suspects other disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome or any other sleep based disorder.
HOW IS DIFFICULTY SLEEPING TREATED?
The treatment will centre around creating conditions under which the patient will have less stress and anxiety, so that the patient is able to get a full night’s sleep. Sleep therapy and even medication can be prescribed along with alternative measures like meditation and more for effective treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Overdose of sleeping pills and consuming sleeping pills without a doctor's advice can be life threatening