Do you spend the entire night on the bed while turning sides and struggle to find the right comfy posture?

The pillow which you were once in love in now has started to feel like a stiff piece of rock! Particularly, the fault doesn’t lie in your sleeping posture, even not in the quality of your pillow or mattress. Moreover, there might be an underlying medical condition, which is restricting you to attain a peaceful bedtime.

It might sound shocking, but an alarming 60% population of the UK today suffers from different kinds of sleep disorders. Also, many of them just take their condition for granted, which can be consequential gradually with the elevating stages of the ailment.

If you knacker without being involved in any physical exertion or face frequent disturbance during your sleep, it can be insomnia. Moreover, if your partner is consistently complaining about your strange behaviours during sleep, perhaps you are on the course of getting a sleeping disorder.

In medical science, there are over 70 sleep disorders registered, out of which few have been prevalent over the others.

Here, we will know about the most common sleep disorders, which are robbing the sleep from individuals and disturbing their lifestyle:

  1. Insomnia—Most Common Sleep Disorder

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, which affects a number of people in western European counties and the UK. Around 10% population from these regions are ailing from chronic insomnia. Also, they make consistent complaints about deteriorating energy levels in the body. However, it’s not clear why people from these specific geographies are facing the brunt of this lifestyle disturbing medical condition.

A patient suffering from chronic insomnia might suffer from the following conditions:

  • Unable to induce sleep even after a tiring day.
  • Waking up in the morning before the planned time.
  • Unable to restore somnolence once sleep is broken at an unplanned time.
  • Feeling of fatigue without any physical exertion.
  • A tendency to forget the most common things—a weak memory.
  • A tendency for excessive daytime sleepiness.

       2Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is the second most pervasive sleep disorder, which affects almost 1 million people across the globe. Particularly, this disorder causes an interval of no breathing for several seconds during sleep. In general, air blockage in the upper respiratory system leads to such intervals. In this case, the brain can’t stay in the rest mode and partially awakens to transmit signals to the respiratory system. This helps regulate the breathing by forcing lungs to apply excessive pressure through the windpipe and gasp for the required oxygen.

Such partial blockage of the windpipe often results in snoring and an occasional full blockage of the air passage. It may result in complete cessation of breathing followed by chocking sounds as breathing resumes.

Such exertion from the respiratory system during sleep puts a strain on the heart and may lead to several cardiological diseases down the road.

  1. Narcolepsy

This is another intense kind of neurological disorder, which does not let the brain control the sleep-wakefulness cycle properly. In this case, individuals suffer from chronic daytime sleepiness and prone to sleep attacks at unexpected times during the day. This can occur during a busy work schedule or in-between the lectures of your favourite professor. Such bad bouts of sleep can lead to a potential threat to life when you are performing any intense activity like driving a vehicle or playing sports.

Treatment With Sleeping Tablets

No matter which specific sleep disorder affects you, the viability of treatment of initial stages is much higher than the escalated levels. A proper diagnosis of your medical condition and a pertinent treatment can help you avail complete relief. In general, a variety of medical compounds can easily treat the initial stages of a most prevalent sleep disorder like Insomnia.  Particularly, those which holds the approval to attenuate the effect of the disorder in the human system. Also, there are many novel drugs in the pharmaceutical market, which the FDA endorses and approves for the treatment. These drugs can assuage the harmful effect of disorders like sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

Following enlisted medications have been proven effective for the treatment of multiple sleep disorders. As per research, most medical practitioners recommend these palliatives around the globe as they have a low potential for abuse.

Zopiclone tablets Zopiclone is a generic form of non-benzodiazepine hypnotic agent and a highly effective tranquiliser for the treatment of insomnia. It is molecularly distinct from other benzodiazepine drugs and has a negligible side-effect on the user.
Ambien tablets Zolpidem (also known by its most trusted brand name Ambien) is a sleeping agent which is approved by medical instituted for treating unhygienic sleep patterns and commonly referred in insomnia due to its low onset of 10 minutes.
 Modalert is a eugeroic drug which is approved as a wakefulness-promoting drug by the FDA and recommended by doctors for the treatment of sleep apnea and narcolepsy.
Artvigil is a modafinil based drug which has proven an effect on narcolepsy and maintains the sleep-wake cycles of the users. Patients with narcolepsy can resort to this drug.

Roz Halari

Dr Roz Halari is a consultant neurpsychologist practising in Central London. Dr Halari has vast clinical experience covering the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism, alcohol and drug dependency, adult ADHD, PTSD, and eating disorders. She also specialises in the provision of medico-legal reports assessing the cognitive and emotional impact of trauma, accidents, assult and abuse.

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