A sound, undisrupted and peaceful sleep is no less than a blessing. But a lot of people now have temporary or regular troubles in sleeping. This is because our changing lifestyles, busy working schedules and bad bed-time habits are negatively affecting the quality of our sleep.
Some of the sleep-related problems are mild and temporary which occur due to stress, depression, restlessness or illness while others are more serious and permanent such as sleepiness, sleep paralysis, oversleeping, sleep walking and several other sleep disorders.
Following are four common sleep related problems which can interfere with our daily life. These problems impact negatively on quality of our sleep, our emotional balance and overall health of the body.
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1: Bedwetting: Known as enuresis, bedwetting is mostly common in children, normally above the age of 5-6 years. Bedwetting is unconscious urination by a child during a daytime nap or night sleep. Bedwetting is common in children with immature bladders having less control over it.
Bedwetting goes off naturally when the child grows up and it does not require any specific medical treatment. However, taking certain precautions such as setting a bedwetting alarm, wearing diapers and limiting the intake of fluids before sleeping can help to maintain the self esteem of your child.
2: Sleep Apnea: Commonly known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, this is a serious sleep disorder in which person takes several pauses in breathing. His upper airways get blocked, breathing stops temporarily and then re-starts after a short pause. These short pauses result in dry throat, loud snoring, chest pains, headaches and multiple awakenings in an hour.
Sleep Apnea is a life-threatening disorder and you should never take it easy. Mild to moderate condition can be treated by wearing a mask supplying constant air during sleep, sleeping on r sides with elevated head and sometimes by losing weight.
3: Night Walking: Known as Somnambulism, sleep walking and talking is another common sleep disorder with 17% of kids and 4% of adults suffering from it. In this disorder, a person half awakes during night and does certain day to day activities at midnight such as walking in room like a zombie, urinating in refrigerator, driving a car, talking non-sense and conducting sexual activities.
The person when wakes up properly does not really remember what he did during his sleepwalk. Night walking is not dangerous and in most of the cases, it goes off naturally as child grows up. However, certain precautions can be taken for safety such as sleeping in a locked room and keeping car keys, knives and cutters etc. out of the reach.
4: Teeth Grinding: Known as Bruxism, teeth grinding is a common sleep problem in children and adults alike. The person during the deep sleep unconsciously holds tightly his upper and lower jaws together and moves his teeth back and forth producing a loud and un-wanting voice for other sleep partners.
It’s not a serious sleep problem at all, unless it’s damaging the area and causing pain in jaws. This is a temporary problem which originates due to anxiety, stress, restlessness and sleep deprivation. As soon as the problem originating it goes off, the person normally stops grinding his teeth.