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    sleep disorder

    Do you . . .

    • feel irritable or sleepy during the day?
    • have difficulty staying awake when sitting still, watching television or reading?
    • fall asleep or feel very tired while driving?
    • have difficulty concentrating?
    • often get told by others that you look tired?
    • react slowly?
    • have trouble controlling your emotions?
    • feel like you have to take a nap almost every day?
    • require caffeinated beverages to keep yourself going?

    If you answered “yes” to any of the previous questions, you may have a sleep disorder.

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    Re: sleep disorders

    Insomnia: The most common type of sleep disorder

    Insomnia, the inability to get the amount of sleep you need to wake up feeling rested and refreshed, is the most common sleep complaint. Insomnia is often a symptom of another problem, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or an underlying health condition. It can also be caused by lifestyle choices, including the medications you take, lack of exercise, jet lag, or even the amount of coffee you drink.
    Common signs and symptoms of insomnia include:

    • Difficulty falling asleep at night or getting back to sleep after waking during the night.
    • Waking up frequently during the night.
    • Your sleep feels light, fragmented, or unrefreshing.
    • You need to take something (sleeping pills, nightcap, supplements) in order to get to sleep.
    • Sleepiness and low energy during the day.


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    Re: sleep disorders

    Improve your sleep hygiene and daytime habits

    Regardless of your sleep problems, a consistent sleep routine and improved sleep habits will translate into better sleep over the long term. You can address many common sleep problems through lifestyle changes and improved sleep hygiene. For example, you may find that when you start exercising regularly, your sleep is much more refreshing. The key is to experiment. Use your sleep diary as a jumping off point.
    Try the following simple changes to your daytime and pre-bedtime routine:

    • Keep a regular sleep schedule, going to sleep and getting up at the same time each day, including the weekends.
    • Set aside enough time for sleep. Most people need at least 7 to 8 hours each night in order to feel good and be productive.
    • Make sure your bedroom is dark, cool, and quiet. Cover electrical displays, use heavy curtains or shades to block light from windows, or try an eye mask to shield your eyes.
    • Turn off your TV, smartphone, iPad, and computer a few hours before your bedtime. The type of light these screens emit can stimulate your brain, suppress the production of melatonin, and interfere with your body’s internal clock.


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    Re: sleep disorders

    Improve your sleep hygiene and daytime habits

    Regardless of your sleep problems, a consistent sleep routine and improved sleep habits will translate into better sleep over the long term. You can address many common sleep problems through lifestyle changes and improved sleep hygiene. For example, you may find that when you start exercising regularly, your sleep is much more refreshing. The key is to experiment. Use your sleep diary as a jumping off point.
    Try the following simple changes to your daytime and pre-bedtime routine:

    • Keep a regular sleep schedule, going to sleep and getting up at the same time each day, including the weekends.
    • Set aside enough time for sleep. Most people need at least 7 to 8 hours each night in order to feel good and be productive.
    • Make sure your bedroom is dark, cool, and quiet. Cover electrical displays, use heavy curtains or shades to block light from windows, or try an eye mask to shield your eyes.
    • Turn off your TV, smartphone, iPad, and computer a few hours before your bedtime. The type of light these screens emit can stimulate your brain, suppress the production of melatonin, and interfere with your body’s internal clock.


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    Re: sleep disorders

    Delayed sleep phase disorder

    It’s important to note that this sleeping problem is more than just a preference for staying up late or being a night owl.

    • People with delayed sleep phase disorder are unable to get to sleep earlier than 2 to 6 a.m. no matter how hard they try. They struggle to go to sleep and get up at socially acceptable times.
    • When allowed to keep their own hours (such as during a school break or holiday), they fall into a regular sleep schedule.
    • Delayed sleep phase disorder is most common in teenagers, and many teens will eventually grow out of it.
    • For those who continue to struggle with a biological clock that is out of sync, treatments such as light therapy and chronotherapy can help. To learn more, schedule an appointment with a sleep doctor or local sleep clinic.


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    Re: sleep disorders

    Delayed sleep phase disorder

    It’s important to note that this sleeping problem is more than just a preference for staying up late or being a night owl.

    • People with delayed sleep phase disorder are unable to get to sleep earlier than 2 to 6 a.m. no matter how hard they try. They struggle to go to sleep and get up at socially acceptable times.
    • When allowed to keep their own hours (such as during a school break or holiday), they fall into a regular sleep schedule.
    • Delayed sleep phase disorder is most common in teenagers, and many teens will eventually grow out of it.
    • For those who continue to struggle with a biological clock that is out of sync, treatments such as light therapy and chronotherapy can help. To learn more, schedule an appointment with a sleep doctor or local sleep clinic.


    In reality there is only Now. If you know how to handle this moment you know how to handle the whole eternity-Jaggi vasudev .

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    Re: sleep disorders

    Sleep disorder 1: Sleep apnea

    Symptoms of sleep apnea include:

    • Loud, chronic snoring
    • Frequent pauses in breathingduring sleep
    • Gasping, snorting, or chokingduring sleep
    • Feeling unrefreshedafter waking and sleepy during the day, no matter how much time you spent in bed
    • Waking up with shortness of breath, chest pains, headaches, nasal congestion, or a dry throat.


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    Re: sleep disorders

    Sleep disorder 2: Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

    Restless legs syndrome (RLS)is a sleep disorder that causes an almost irresistible urge to move your legs (or arms). The urge to move occurs when you’re resting or lying down and is usually due to uncomfortable, tingly, aching, or creeping sensations.
    Common signs and symptoms of restless legs syndrome include:

    • Uncomfortable sensations deep within the legs, accompanied by a strong urge to move them.
    • The leg sensations are triggered by rest and get worse at night.
    • The uncomfortable sensations temporarily get better when you move, stretch, or massage your legs.
    • Repetitive cramping or jerking of the legs during sleep.

    Sleep disorder 3: Narcolepsy

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    Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that involves excessive, uncontrollable daytime sleepiness. It is caused by a dysfunction of the brain mechanism that controls sleeping and waking. If you have narcolepsy, you may have “sleep attacks” while in the middle of talking, working, or even driving.
    Common signs and symptoms of narcolepsy include:

    • Seeing or hearing things when you’re drowsy or starting to dream before you’re fully asleep.
    • Suddenly feeling weak or losing control of your muscles when you’re laughing, angry, or experiencing other strong emotions.
    • Dreaming right away after going to sleep or having intense dreams
    • Feeling paralyzed and unable to move when you’re waking up or dozing off.


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    Re: sleep disorders

    Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

    The most common signs associated with sleep apnea

    - Loud snoring
    - Dry or parched throat on waking up
    - Gasping or choking for breath
    - Poor quality of sleep leading to sleepiness during the day
    - Memory problems
    - Morning headaches
    - Relatively higher levels of irritation
    - Inability to concentrate for a longer duration
    - Depression or mood swings

    In reality there is only Now. If you know how to handle this moment you know how to handle the whole eternity-Jaggi vasudev .

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    Re: sleep disorders

    Remedies for Sleep Apnea

    Sleep Apnea home remedies and natural cures, Questions and answers
    Common remedies suggested by medical practitioners

    - Quit smoking and lose weight if a person is overweight
    - Avoid alcohol and consumption of sleeping pills
    - Change sleep positions to ensure regular breathing
    - Tie a ball in socks and tie it across your waist such that you will change your position regularly
    - Avoid sleeping on the back and try sleeping laterally
    - Conduct polysomnography, a diagnostic test which measures and records a number of physiologic variables during sleep.

    In reality there is only Now. If you know how to handle this moment you know how to handle the whole eternity-Jaggi vasudev .

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