A comprehensive guide managing and overcoming sleep disturbances.

People are suffering from other problems that can cause sleep disturbance. Sleep disorders affect the quality, amount, and timing of sleep you get at night. Common sleep disorders include insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy and sleep apnea. If you are looking for the treatment of sleeping orders, meet the best neurologist in Punjab


What is a sleep disorder? 

A disorder that interferes with a person’s average ability to get a good night’s sleep is known as a sleep disorder. Sleep problems come in various forms, each with symptoms and underlying causes. Sleep disorders can affect your mental health and physical health. Treatment is available to help you get the rest you need. 


Different types of sleep disorders. 

There are many different types of sleep disorders. Other underlying health conditions can cause some. 

  • Insomnia: Insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep. It can be caused by jet lag, stress and anxiety, hormones or digestive problems. It is also a symptom of another condition. 
  • Apnea during sleep: The hallmark of sleep apnea is breathing pauses while asleep. This dangerous illness reduces the amount of oxygen the body can absorb. It may also wake you up in the middle of the night.
  • Chronic insomnia: For at least three months, you have struggled to fall or stay asleep on most evenings, resulting in fatigue or irritability. This is known as chronic insomnia.
  • Restless legs syndrome: The impulse to move your legs when sleeping is known as restless legs syndrome. With narcolepsy, you are unable to control your sleep and wake cycles.
  • Shift work sleep disorder: Due to your work schedule, you experience difficulty going to sleep and staying asleep and drowsiness at inappropriate times.
  • Delayed sleep phase syndrome: The symptoms include difficulties waking up in time for work or school and falling asleep at least two hours beyond your intended bedtime.
  • REM sleep behavior disorder: In the rapid eye movement sleep stage, you act out your dreams. This is known as REM sleep behavior disorder.


Why do sleep disturbances occur?

Disorders, illnesses, and ailments come in a wide variety that can interfere with sleep. Sleep disturbances frequently arise from underlying medical issues.

  • Allergies and breathing issues: Breathing might be difficult at night due to upper respiratory infections, allergies, and colds. Another reason you might have trouble sleeping is if you can not breathe through your nose.
  • Recurring urination: Frequent urination, or nocturia, might keep you awake at night and interfere with your sleep. This illness may occur due to urinary tract disorders and hormonal abnormalities.
  • Chronic pain: Sleeping can be difficult if there is constant pain. It may even cause you to wake up from a slumber.
  • Anxiety and stress: Anxiety and stress frequently have a detrimental effect on the quality of sleep. You could find it challenging to get to sleep or stay asleep. You might also have sleep disturbances from sleepwalking, sleep talking, or nightmares.


Treatment of sleep disturbance

There are different treatment plans to correct Sleep disturbance. 



Some medications are beneficial for the treatment of sleep disturbance. 

  • Insomnia: Sleep aids, including melatonin, zolpidem, zaleplon, suvorexant and doxepin.
  • Restless legs syndrome: Medication like gabapentin pregabalin.
  • Narcolepsy: Stimulants or wake-promoting medications, such as modafinil, armodafinil, pitolisant, mixed salt or sodium oxybate.


Other treatment plans 

  • Changing your sleeping routine promotes a regular sleep schedule and proper sleep hygiene.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Using a CPAP machine or having a neurostimulator implanted to control sleep apnea.
  • Light therapy.


Contact the best Neurosurgeon in Ludhiana at the Neurociti Hospital to treat sleeping disorders. 


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