How To Conquer Sleep Deprivation

Sleeping Disorders, A Guide To Better Sleep

As sleep experts, we know about sleeping disorders. Collectively it refers to the overall conditions that can affect your sleep quality, direction, and even timing.

Sleeping disorders impact your ability to function while you are awake properly. Sleeping disorders disrupt your ability to experience your best life and contribute to other medical problems.  Underlying mental health issues cause many sleeping disorders.

  • Are you having trouble falling, or even staying asleep?
  • Are you finding it difficult to stay awake during the day?
  • Experiencing unusual behaviors that are interrupting your sleep?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you are experiencing some type of sleep disorder. We designed this section of our website in hopes that it will help you pinpoint the type of sleep disorder you may have, and helpful insights and tips on getting better sleep.

What Are Sleep Disorders?

Sleep disorders can involve problems with the timing, amount of, and quality of sleep.  Sleep disorders are changes in your sleep patterns or habits that can negatively affect your health. It’s important you prioritize finding solutions to your sleep disorders.  Some cures come from lifestyle changes; others require professional medical support.

What Causes Sleep Disorders?

Because there are a variety of sleep disorders that affect us, the causes can vary.  Some simpler sleep disorders to treat are caused by stress, jet lag, wrong medications, even the amount of coffee you drink.   More significant health conditions should be evaluated by a professional.  These may include heartburn, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, mental health problems, neurological disorders, respiratory problems, thyroid disease, and even musculoskeletal disorders.

Can Sleep Disorders Be Cured?

The short answer is yes.  As an example, many Americans treat sleep disorders such as insomnia with sleeping pills.  However, over the long term, sleeping pills can make insomnia worse. We’re advocates of finding natural paths to better health –  focused on improving your sleep, curing sleep disorders that will increase your quality of life.

Top 7 Types of Sleep Disorders

While it’s been reported that there are over 100 sleep disorders, these are the most common.

  1. Insomnia.  A persistent problem falling and staying asleep.  1 in 4 Americans struggles with insomnia.  That’s a high number.
  2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  This is an intermittent airflow blockage while you sleep.  22 Americans suffer from sleep apnea.
  3. Restless Legs Syndrome.  10% of Americans are affected by a condition characterized as an irresistible urge to move their legs.
  4. Night Terror.  2% of Americans have night terrors, which are episodes of screaming, intense fear, and even falling while still asleep. 
  5. Narcolepsy.  1 in every 2000 people have this chronic sleep disorder that causes them to experience overwhelming daytime drowsiness.  
  6. Sleep Walking. Over 8.4 million people sleepwalk each year.  This is the act of getting out of bed and walking around while sleeping.
  7. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder.  A rare disorder, with only 1% of Americans having unpleasant dreams about vocal sounds and movements. 

Sleeping Disorder Statistics

Don’t be a statistic!  We’ve done the research to help you improve your quality of sleep!

Sleep Foundation

They report that 45% of Americans’ daily activities are affected at least once a week due to poor sleep.

The average # of sleep hours is 7 hours and 36 minutes a night.

The average bedtime is 10:55 PM and waking at 6:38 AM on workdays.

Americans sleep an estimated 40 minutes longer than on non-workdays or weekends

Centers for Disease Control

They reported that 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep.

A good night’s sleep is critical for good health. They say that 18-60-year-olds sleep at least 7 hours each night to promote good health and overall well-being.

It’s been reported that there are more than 100 sleep disorders.  Sleep deprivation can lead to many issues.

American Sleep Apnea Association

They reported that