Sleep Disorders

Many of us experience difficulty falling asleep. This may occur as an outcome to many physical and emotional health problems. But if poor sleep is a constant occurrence and interferes with your regular performance and health, you may be suffering from a particular sleeping disorder. Frequently experiencing sleep problems can certainly be a debilitating experience. Educating oneself about sleep is important in this era of digitalization.
Here are the most common symptoms of sleep disorders:
  • Feeling lethargic and sleepy during the day
  • Having difficulty falling asleep
  • Snoring or breathing problems during sleep
  • Experiencing uncomfortable feeling in legs at night
  • Constantly tossing and turning to find the right position for sleep
The following is a list of unidentified sleep disorders:
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
Sleep Apnea:

Sleep Apnea is quite a common sleeping disorder among the elerderly elderlies, even now in children and adults. It is a breathing issue one experiences while sleeping. With this disorder, one experiences shallow breathing or pauses in breathing more than normal. Each of the breath break last from a few seconds to a few disturbing the quality of sleep. In common cases, this particular disorder is followed by loud snoring and choking.


Insomnia is another commonly known sleep disorder, in which individuals experience difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. It usually happens at least three times a week making people prone to stress, depression, waking dysfunction, and other physical and mental health problems. Insomniac people usually stay awake during the night and can easily recall the dreams compared to a healthy sleeper. However, dreams of insomniac individuals are usually more negative, twisting, and distressing than that of normal sleepers.

Restless Leg Syndrome:

Restless Leg Syndrome is also known as Willis- Ekbom Disease. It causes an agitating feeling in the leg that creates an irresistible urge to move them. Its symptoms usually show during the night while resting, late in the afternoon or in the evening. The sudden restlessness in legs and the urge to move them to make falling asleep really difficult. RLS is a neurological sensory disorder with symptoms produced by the brain itself.


Narcolepsy is another sleep disorder caused by excessive sleeping. It occurs equally in men and women. According to the studies, every one person among 2000 is affected by narcolepsy. Its symptoms are usually mild and appear very early in childhood or adolescence. Most of the people have symptoms of narcolepsy before its proper diagnosis.

Unfortunately, this sleep disorder is still incurable. Medications, therapies and other treatments can only reduce mild down its symptoms but are unable to cure it completely.