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You May Be Suffering From a Sleeping Disorder

The average person doesn't wake up fully rested in the morning. Do they suffer from a sleeping disorder, need a new mattress or simply need some tips and techniques for relaxation at home? I'll let you read more right here and hopefully your lack of sleep mystery will be solved soon!

Sleeping disorders vary in intensity and their causes are endless. However, being able to recognize some signs of such disorders may just be the first step to take in your path to a better night sleep.

Read more about a particular sleeping disorder here.
before learning more on a specific sleeping disorder.

Some Common Sleep Disorders

  • Sleep Apnea (sometimes misspelled Sleep Apnia)
  • Restless Leg Syndrom
  • Nacrolepsy
  • Sleep Walking
  • And many more

  • How Do You Recognize These Disorders?

    Diagnosing a sleeping disorder is not something that the average person has the capability and/or knowledge to do alone. Your family doctor or sleep specialist will help you with this task, but there are a few things that you can do at home to help. You can also click on the links above to read more on a specific sleep disorder.

    Sleep Diary

    First, you need to record your sleep habits and any other activities that are related to your quantity and/or quality of sleep. The simplest way to achieve this is through a sleep diary. Make sure to include the following in your sleep diary:

  • Day schedule. Briefly list the important timing for your day. For example:

      6:30 a.m. Woke up
      7:00 a.m. Showered and ate breakfast
      7:30 a.m. Left for work
      8:00 a.m. Started work
      12:00 p.m. Lunch break.
      1:00 p.m. Returned to work
      5:00 p.m. Returned home
      6:00 p.m. Dinner
      8:00 p.m. Started watching TV
      11:00 p.m. Went to bed
      1:00 a.m. Last time I watched the clock before falling asleep.
  • Food and Drink Intake. You do not need to list every single thing you ate and drank, but make sure to include all alcohol, caffeine and an adjective to show what kind of meal you had. For example:

      Breakfast: Toast and 2 cups of regular caffeinated coffee.
      Light lunch with 1 cup of green tea.
      Dinner: Large serving of pasta with 2 glasses of red wine. 1 cup of decaf coffee after dinner.
      Night snack: Chips and 2 beers while watching TV.
  • Important Emotions. List any major upsetting emotions and related events. For example:

      Important deadline at work. Don't think I will be able to make it.Had an argument with my wife about the way we discipline our kids.
  • Medical Information. List any medication taken and time at which it was taken.
  • Any Other Information. If you believe that there are other factors that may affect your sleep, make sure to include them in your sleep diary.

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