Are You Having Sleep Problems? So ask yourself these questions
Millions of people today have to deal with some problems that disrupt their normal sleep patterns. Poor quality sleep affects every part of your body. If you're having trouble sleeping, it may be time to ask yourself some questions. In this article, I will present you some tests.
A good night’s sleep is necessary to have a good day. In addition, good sleep is an essential part of a healthy life. If you work hard to make sleep a priority but still feel tired and sleepless all the time, it’s time to take a closer look at your sleep habits.
If you have sufficient sleep time and your sleep habits are correct, but you have trouble sleeping, you may have a sleep disorder problem. Millions of people today have to deal with some problems that disrupt their normal sleep patterns.
THERE ARE 80 TYPES OF SLEEP DISORDERS
Think about how you spend your day. If drowsiness is affecting your work, studies, relationships, or social interaction, you need to be concerned about what’s going on when you go to bed at night. Poor quality sleep affects every part of your body, so you should make it a priority to get enough sleep at night. On a large scale, sleep disorders can lead to impaired memory, poor decision making, errors on the job, and injuries.
There are more than 80 types of sleep disorders that can take over your night, your day, and therefore your life. However, among the most common ones, insomnia is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by narcolepsy, drowsiness at abnormal times and sudden sleep attacks. Apart from that, sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome can be counted.
MUST GO TO THE DOCTOR
Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. So if you have insomnia, you are probably aware of it. Studies show that many adults experience temporary insomnia that can last for days or weeks at some point in their lives, often as a result of stress or a traumatic event. If you have insomnia that you think is temporary and it makes your life difficult during the day, see a doctor.
LET’S TEST TOGETHER
Narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome present with obvious symptoms but are difficult to diagnose. Our goal is not to diagnose your sleep problem with these tests. However, it may make it easier to talk to your doctor about your symptoms.
DO I HAVE NARCOLEPSY?
Do you think you are moderately or highly likely to fall asleep during any of the following situations? Write down your answers as ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
- While reading something
- While watching TV
- When sitting quietly in a public place such as a theater or cafe
- While on a car journey that takes an hour or more
- When you lie down for an afternoon nap
- Sitting and talking to someone
- Sitting down after lunch
- While you’re driving and waiting in traffic If you’ve answered “yes” to a reasonable number of these situations, according to experts, you may be experiencing what’s called “excessive daytime sleepiness”, one of the “big five” symptoms of narcolepsy.
- Bad sleep through the night
- Cataplexy (sudden, uncontrollable muscle weakness or paralysis while awake, triggered by strong emotions such as excitement or anger)
- Sleep paralysis (temporary inability to move or speak while falling asleep or waking up)
- Hlucinations while falling asleep
The other four symptoms are:
Maybe you are experiencing restless legs syndrome
Finally, answer the questions about restless legs syndrome as ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and write down your answers.
– Do you have trouble falling asleep because you feel the urge to move your legs while lying down?
– Do you often feel uncomfortable chills, tingling, pulling or pain in your legs when lying down or sitting for long periods of time?
– Does the urge to move your legs worsen in the evening or at night?
– If you kick, walk, or stretch your legs, do you temporarily feel relieved?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these symptoms, consider talking to your doctor. Restless legs syndrome is exactly as it is called. Those with this problem often experience an intense and often irresistible urge to move their legs in the evening. Although restless legs syndrome is not technically a sleep disorder, it is grouped as a sleep disorder by experts because it can lead to insomnia and daytime sleepiness.