Sleeping Disorders

By: Hayleigh Battles

What Is a Sleeping Disorder?

A sleeping disorder is when a person has troubling falling or staying asleep, a sleeping disorder is happening in the part of the brain that controls the sleep cycle.

Signs and Symptoms

One of the most common signs of a sleeping disorder is restless leg syndrome, this means when trying to or falling asleep you have the urge to have to move your legs or feet. Some other signs and symptoms include Morning headaches, weight loss or weight gain, and night sweats.

Target Population

A sleeping disorder can effect anybody of any age or any race and so one, Although scientific studies have shown that children and teens need the most sleep.

Onset, How Does this Condition Arise?

The most common question is, how does this condition arise? In the case of children the most common reason why children develop sleeping disorders, is because of a scary incident or a little imagination. This can range from the most simple things to a very serious event that happened while the child was sleeping. The most simplest things could be a night mare or supposedly a monster under the bed or in the closet. For the most serious things this is one of the most leading causes in adults.

Treatment for a Sleeping Disorder

Some ways to help this problem on your own are to unplug or turn off any electronics around you to relieve the urge to use that device. Also make your bedroom a pet free zone. Take a warm shower or bath before falling asleep, this makes your body warm but when you get out the sudden change in body temperature causes you to become sleepy. A sleeping pill that doctors most commonly suggest is Melatonin.


Prognosis

Studies from across the country have proven that sleeping five hours or less a night increase mortality by 15%.

Connections

My little sister has always had trouble falling asleep, so I wanted to know more about it
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