Sleep Disorder Causes



As many sleep disorders there are, there is almost an equal or even greater number of disorder causes. Some sleep disorders have the particularity of being prevented and preemptively treated. Others, more complex ones, have equally complex causes that might be out of the hands of the patient and must be treated by a physician. The most common disorders might appear as isolated incidents and might even go unnoticed, but at times some of these conditions might require the attention of professional help. But after reaching that stage, here we will list that comprehensive sleep medicine normally lists as easily prevented causes.

The most common sleeping disorder is insomnia, at first it can be explained by the use of psychoactive drugs and stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, cocaine and others, although different in nature, other drugs such as certain antibiotic drugs can be the cause of severe and chronic types of insomnia. Certain injuries and pain can cause for the person to be unable to fall asleep. Life events such as anxiety, fear and stress. On athletes exercise induced insomnia is also fairly common. Finally another common cause is the disturbance of the cardiac rhythm, such as shift work and jet lag, normally all these causes can be easily treated prevented, however if someone is unable to get some sleep and the sleep disorders appear to be chronic is recommended that a doctor should be notified.

Narcolepsy is another sleep disorder that is fairly common, it is the excessive urge to sleep at abnormal hours, normally people who suffer narcolepsy often have disturbed nocturnal sleep and an abnormal daytime sleep pattern, and is easily confused with insomnia.

Several parasomnias also cause and are caused by insomnia. Night terrors sleep paralysis, chronic fatigue syndrome, restless legs syndrome, sleep talking and sleepwalking are common disorders that, if seriously affects the person is recommended they visit a sleep clinic or a sleep center for counseling. Sleepwalking can derive in two abnormal sleep disorders such as sexsomnia and sleep eating.

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