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Sleep Disorder Treatments - Revealed

Oct 9, 2007
It is not uncommon to suffer from a sleep disorder, however, many people who suffer from sleep disorders do little about it because they don't think it is a big deal. But consistent lack of sleep can cause anxiety and depression. That is why it is important to consider trying various treatments for these conditions.

In order to find effective sleep disorder treatments there must a diagnosis of the type of disorder being presented by the patient. Some of the symptoms include feeling sleepy, irritable, or tense throughout the day, difficulty staying awake while watching television or reading, and red eyes as well as red half circles under your eyes.

Some of the symptoms of a consistent lack of sleep can be cause for concern such as falling asleep while driving and having slow reactions along with emotional outbursts. Requiring caffeine throughout the day to stay alert can also be a hint that a sleep disorder could be present and treatments should be investigated.

The person suffering from a sleep disorder may have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, as well as, have difficulty staying awake through the day. Some of the most common treatments are aimed at curing insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy.

Insomnia is typically a short-term sleep disorder that prevents adequate rest and is usually caused by stress, a poor sleep schedule or irregular bedtime, as well as a physical or emotional problem. There are natural treatments for insomnia like:
* Learning breathing and relaxation exercises
* Doing Yoga
* Exercising more throughout the day.

Your diet can also play a role in treating your sleep disorder. Try to avoid:
* caffeine
* alcohol
* sugar

Medical Intervention May Be Needed As Treatment For Some Sleep Disorders

Some sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, may require medical treatment. Sleep apnea is usually accompanied by heavy and loud snoring and causes the person to wake up possibly hundreds of times during the night without remembering being awake. A partially blocked airway is causing the sleep loss and these sleep disorder treatments include the use of devices to help force air into the mouth while sleeping or a mechanical dental device to help keep the mouth in the right position to breath throughout the night.

Restless Leg Syndrome is a relatively newly accepted problem, accompanied by symptoms of involuntary leg and feet moving while relaxing and trying to sleep. A similar sleep disorder, periodic limb movement disorder may involve different body limbs during sleep, causing interrupted rest. Treatments for these sleep disorders may include medication, lifestyle changes and alternative remedies listed above.

Narcolepsy is indicated by uncontrolled sleep periods during the day as well as short-term loss of muscle control during emotional times. Some of the sleep disorder treatments for narcolepsy include counseling, medication and behavioral treatments. For any disorder with long-term potential health effects, medical advice should be sought.

If you suffer from a sleep disorder, rest assured because there are treatments available that can help you get the sleep you need. Please don't wait to help yourself. Getting the proper amount of sleep is vital to your health and well-being.
About the Author
Brue M. Baker, is an expert on natural health and fitness who has helped people all over the country sky-rocket their health and well-being. Rather than feel irritable, anxious, and depressed let Brue take you by the hand and introduce you to a guaranteed way to get a full nights sleep, naturally.
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