Sleep disorders. Should you go to the doctor ?

It is common to feel that your sleep has not been restorative enough. Often this feeling of fatigue is temporary. But if it has become a regular thing, you might want to consider talking to a doctor. Sleep disorders can have a wide variety of causes and consequences, usually mutual.

According to the DSM-IV, the primary sleeping disorders are divided into two categories : dyssomnia and parasomnia.

Does that ring a bell ? Dyssomnia is characterized by an insufficient amount, reduced quality and/or an irregular sleep schedule. This category includes insomnia, hypersomnia, and sleep disorders related to circadian rhythm or breathing. Parasomnias, on the other hand, are characterized by a physiological behavior that is present during the different phases of sleep such as nightmares, sleep paralysis, sleepwalking etc… Insomnia is the most common sleeping disorder. A part of dyssomnia, this term usually refers to difficulty falling asleep at night, waking up at night and/or waking up earlyStress and poor lifestyles are among the causes of insomnia and there are many consequences which are unfortunate. One of the consequences we will talk about is sleep deprivation.   It is estimated that from 15 days of accumulated lack of sleep, it can translate into chronic sleep deprivation. Wondering if you’re accumulating your sleep deprivation?  Here are some signs that will not deceive you : 1. You always want to eat. 🍕 When the body does not reach its sleep quota, it produces less leptin or in other words, the satiety hormone. 2. You quickly take the witness for granted and you are very emotional 😢 This explains when you are determining an emotion and your brain no longer responds. 3. You head is often in the clouds and you are unable to finish any activity 🤯, it’s normal, your brain works in slow motion. 4. You are often sick. 🤒 A tired body is more susceptible to viruses as the immune system weakens. 5. You experience drowsiness. 😴 Drowsiness? What is it? It is a disorder that is defined as an intermediate state between the waking and sleeping phase. If the person is not stimulated, this sleepiness is followed by falling asleep, which can be very dangerous in certain situations. Sleep disorders are not to be taken lightly, it is necessary to adopt a good lifestyle and therefore, a good sleeping routine : By reducing your body’s hyperactivity at bedtime. It is strongly recommended to not use electronic screens before bed.This will allow you to put yourself in a state favorable to falling asleep. The benefits of micro-naps are numerous. Be careful not to exceed the recommended time for an effective nap. Indeed, if you exceed 20 minutes during your nap, you enter a phase of deep sleep, and waking up will be difficult. 💤 If you suffer from severe sleep disorders, consider consulting a sleep specialist to find an adequate treatment. Finally, take care of yourself ❤️


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