It is a condition where a person has difficulty in sleeping. Varied sleep patterns affect health conditions. It is a persistent disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or both, despite the opportunity for adequate sleep. The symptoms are:
• Difficulty falling asleep at night
• Awakening during the night
• Awakening too early
• Not feeling well rested after a night's sleep
• Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
• Irritability, depression or anxiety
• Difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering
• Increased errors or accidents
• Tension headaches
• Distress in the stomach and intestines
• Ongoing worries about sleep
HOW IS TROUBLE SLEEPING DIAGNOSED?
The General Physician you approach will use certain tools available, like the sleep journal and sleep studies to diagnose the nature of the condition. The journal is basically a written down record of the timings and routines you have had sleeping and waking up. The doctor will also want to know your lifestyle habits and routines.
HOW IS TROUBLE SLEEPING TREATED?
There are a few solutions to Trouble Sleeping. One is the person can explore the possibility of switching to a normal work timing during the day and get out of night shift. The other is to try and change the sleeping environment, like making it darker to see if the sleep quota is completed during the day. In many cases some supplements may also be prescribed to treat Trouble Sleeping.
DID YOU KNOW?
If left untreated, Trouble Sleeping can greatly affect the quality of life.