Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder. In this condition, a patient’s breathing interrupts while they are sleeping. The pauses in breathing can last up to 10 to 30 seconds. A patient could stop breathing up to 400 times during the night. Getting restless sleep during the night leads to the patient feeling tired the next day. They could not concentrate on their work or study. If you think you have sleep apnea ten checks with a doctor soon. Read the rest of this entry »
Many people believe sleep disorders only cause sleepiness, but it is not completely true. Sleep disorders troubles you in many ways. It poses a serious threat to your physical and mental health. A scarcity of quality sleep can affect your relations, health, and psychological ability. It can also lead to depression. Insomnia is one such problem that does not only deteriorates your health but affects your life as well. It is a health issue that you should not ignore at any cost.
Nowadays more than millions of individuals suffer from a chronic sleep disorder. The problem is common in people of all age groups including teenagers, adult and children. Sleep disorders or insomnia, when left untreated can lead to mental problems like stress & anxiety. Though the reasons that cause sleep disorder or insomnia may vary, it has become a need of an hour to address the problem. So if you are someone who is having trouble sleeping, you should definitely consult a sleep disorder specialist to treat the problem from the root. Read the rest of this entry »
If your board-certified sleep doctor diagnosed you with obstructive sleep apnea, in which the relaxed throat muscles cause airflow to pass through narrowed airway producing the snoring sound and interrupted sleep. The air finds difficulty reaching your lungs. The science and technology has invented different ways to treat this sleep disorder. Talking about devices and gadgets, the most resulting and widely used sleep test devices to treat your sleep apnea disorder are Continuous Positive Airway Pressure known as CPAP machines, dental appliances or sleep apnea mouth guard. Read the rest of this entry »
Sleeping disorder is regarded as the problem with the time, quality and amount of sleep that can cause problems with the functioning and also distress during the day time. There are many types of sleeping disorders where insomnia is considered to be the most common one. There are other sleeping disorders like obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome. The sleeping problems linked to not only physical problems but also mental problems. It can contribute to a mental health condition or it can be a symptom of other mental health condition.
It has been reported that in primary care, there is 10-20 percentage of people who have complained of the significant sleep problems while one-third of the adults have reported insomnia symptoms while 6-10 percentage of people meet up with the criteria of the insomnia disorder. Read the rest of this entry »
CBT-i is a non medication first line treatment intervention for chronic insomnia based on scientific knowledge about sleep.
Goals of CBT-i just like a sleeping pill are to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and improve your daytime functioning as a result of better sleep at night.
The “cognitive” part of CBT-i focuses on thoughts, feelings and expectations about sleep and insomnia that may stand in the way of good sleep.
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