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Useful Information on Sleeping Disorders

By Richard Chapo


Anyone suffering from a related sleep disorder condition can find an immense amount of important information on sleeping disorders which can help them become familiar with their condition or that of a loved one €™s condition. For sleeping disorders the information is practically endless and essential for anyone who wants to be educated on the subject.

Main Types of Sleeping Disorders
The different types of disorders that are out there is the most important information on sleep disorders that you can learn. The most common disorders today are: sleep apnea, sleep walking, parasomnias, night terrors, sleep eating, restless leg syndrome, bruxism, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, delaid sleep phase syndrome, hypopnea syndrome, jet lag, insomnia, rapid eye movement behavior disorder, shift work sleep disorder and sleep paralysis.

A person with insomnia for instance experiences the inability to fall asleep or even rest for a decent amount of time. Typically it is considered that insomnia is as a result of emotional issues such as stress, fear, anxiety and nervousness. Insomnia can also be caused by an overactive mind or even physical pain. A negative situation isn’t necessarily the cause - sometimes overexcitement can keep a person from getting a good night’s sleep.

Clenching and grinding of the teeth during sleep is a disorder known as bruxism. This can results in chips in the teeth in addition to wear of the biting surface, along with fractures and cracks in the teeth. Before sufferers are actually aware of their condition, the effects of bruxism may be quite advanced which unfortunately means that by the time the condition is recognized significant dental damage is done.

Brief interruptions of breathing during sleep is the primary characteristic of sleep apnea. During these interruptions, several entire breaths can actually be skipped which are referred to as apneas. A common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea and it may result in upper respiratory infection that causes nasal obstruction or swelling of the throat including a case of tonsillitis that can temporarily produce enlarged tonsils.

A neurological condition is the basis for the narcolepsy sleeping disorder which is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness. Cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnologic hallucinations and automatic behavior are the main symptoms of narcolepsy.

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