To some degree, every single one of us has struggled, or is struggling, with a fully treatable sleep disorder. But what are sleep disorders, exactly? And what are some steps we can take to mitigate them? These questions are exactly why we’re launching our latest series here on the blog. Our mission is to share about some of the most common sleep maladies, and hopefully help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and sleep more deeply!
As you no doubt remember, last year we wrote a whole series on different factors that impact peoples’ sleep. This included discussions examining our own sleep habits, our sleep environments, and the “sleep vehicles” we use to get there. While these posts were great, there were several times where we wanted to go deeper into some of these issues. So here we are – tackling one sleep disorder at a time!
What Are Sleep Disorders?
Do you have a hard time falling asleep? Do you have various aches or pains that make it hard to get comfortable in bed? Are you living in a state of chronic exhaustion? Do you wake up suddenly in the middle of the night? Is your sleep/wake cycle out of balance? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you likely have a sleep disorder of some kind – even if you don’t realize it!
According to the Mayo Clinic, sleep disorders are defined as any condition that impacts or alters the way that you sleep. There are many root causes for these conditions. For the purposes of our Sleep Disorders series, the articles coming soon will cover sleep issues caused by a broad range of behavioral, musculoskeletal, endocrine, respiratory, gastroenterological, and circulatory problems. Topics will include:
- Respiratory issues such as snoring and sleep apnea
- Problems pertaining to circadian rhythms, such as insomnia and Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD)
- Restless Leg Syndrome, muscle cramps, neck and back pain
- Teeth grinding, sleep reflux and GERD
- And much more!
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These are just a few of the subjects we’ll be talking about in the weeks and months to come. As we add new articles to the series, we’ll be linking to them here. If you’re struggling to combat any of these sleep disorders, you are not alone! We hope you’ll join us for an in-depth discussion on each of them soon!