More and more people are having sleeping issues everyday. As children we sleep wonderful but then for some reason as adults we lose our sleeping abilities. If this sounds like you then do not worry, it happens to all of us from time to time. On this post I have decided to make a list of common sleeping problems/disorders that people generally experience throughout their life.
Sleep apnea is the largest sleeping disorder in the United States. Sleep Apnea results from blockages in the airways which prevent you from breathing a night. A very strong characteristic of sleep apnea is loud snoring and choking sounds.
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Delayed Sleep Syndrome
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
This is a sleeping disorder that is very common among teenagers and young adults. When you have a delayed sleep phase your circadian rhythm is out of whack. Your body doesn’t know when to go to sleep at the right time so you stay up all night and sleep late into the morning.
This usually happens from spending too much time on computers at night and not getting enough sunlight during the day.
Insomnia is a more serious sleeping disorder that happens when people have trouble sleeping or getting to sleep. Someone who is suffering from insomnia will most likely feel tired and fatigued throughout the day barely sleep at night.
Insomnia can be both acute and chronic, it can last for a few days or for years in some cases.
Narcolepsy is a sleeping disorder where the brain doesn’t know when to be awake or asleep. People who have narcolepsy will sometimes suddenly feel tired or even fall asleep. They might awaken and lose all memory prior to falling asleep as well.
Narcolepsy is a very serious sleeping disorder that needs medical attention right away.