What You need to Know about Sleep DisordersNovember 17, 2014
What You need to Know about Sleep Disorders
Scientists divide sleep into two broad types: Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and Non-REM (NREM) Sleep. NREM sleep is further sub-divided into four progressively deep sleep stages, where stage one is the lightest, and stage four is the deepest. A normal person will go through both REM and NREM cycles during sleep.
However, if the sleep is frequently interrupted during these cycles, the person will feel fatigued and experience loss of concentration and alertness for the next day. This condition also puts the person at a greater risk of automobile and other accidents. People who face trouble in getting to sleep or sleeping continuously through the night and remain unduly tired during the day they may be suffering from one of the following sleep disorders:
Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Human body has an internal “clock” operating in the brain. This clock may be moved forward or backward due to certain abnormalities, which is known as circadian rhythm disorder. People with frequent jet lag, adjustments in work shifts or suffering from delayed or advanced sleep phase syndrome may have this sleep disorder.
Individuals with significant sleep deficit on a regular basis may be suffering from insomnia. These people will have trouble to fall asleep, and may wake up several times during the night. The condition can interfere with the day time alertness and activities.
Snoring is a common sleep disorder, which involves the production of noise when a person inhales the air through the nostrils. Serious forms of snoring may contribute to a more severe sleep disorder called sleep apnea.
If the upper airway gets totally or partly blocked during sleep, the person may experience shortness of breath for brief intervals. This can wake up the person with a start, and disturb the sleep cycles. Chronic sleep apnea may be related with high blood pressure or the risk of stroke and heart disease.
Pregnancy-related Sleep Disorder
In the first and third trimesters of pregnancy, a woman might go through sleeplessness at night and day time fatigue. Postpartum depression and baby care may continue to cause lack of sleep even after childbirth for a few months.
Signs of a Sleep Disorder
Sleep disorders may afflict any person at any stage of the life cycle. Some of the common signs indicating a sleep disorder are as follows:
- Persistent day time fatigue and tiredness.
- Trouble in getting to sleep at night.
- Frequent interruptions in sleep.
- Reduction in alertness and lower attention span.
- Restless leg syndrome.
- Sleep apnea
- Excessive snoring
Corona Sleep Study Center
Corona Sleep and Wellness Center has announced the opening of its new, most modern sleep study center in Corona, California. The center is headed by Dr. Hootan Melamed, who is a licensed pharmacist and the founder-director of New Age Pharmacy, a cutting-edge compounding pharmacy in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Melamed is also the chairman of Skyler Holdings, a leading business solutions firm for boutique pharmacies worldwide. Corona sleep study center provides state of the art amenities and comforts to patients who need sleep disorder diagnosis and evaluation.
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