What are sleep disorders?
Sleep problems or sleep disorders are issues with sleeping, including trouble falling or remaining asleep, dropping off to sleep in the wrong occasions, an excessive amount of sleep, or abnormal actions throughout sleep.
According to the National Institutes of Health, over 40 million Americans suffer from long-term sleep disorders, and more than 20 million report having occasional sleeping problems. And there are more than 100 different sleeping and waking disorders that may be arranged into four primary groups:
Sleep problems that relate to difficulty in falling and remaining asleep such as insomnia
Sleep disorders that relate to excessive daytime drowsiness or problems remaining awake
Problems adhering to some regular sleep schedule (sleep rhythm problem)
Unusual actions throughout sleep or may referred as sleep-troublesome actions
Common types of sleep disorders include:
Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Sleep Terror Disorder
Sleep Disorders in Children
Sleep Problems in Adults
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
Delayed Phase Sleep Disorder
Periodic Limb Sleep Disorder
Twitching while sleeping