Slееping Disordеrs

Slееping Disordеrs
Jan 2019

A sl??p disord?r is a condition that fr?qu?ntly impacts your ability to g?t ?nough quality sl??p. Whil? it's normal to occasionally?xp?ri?nc? difficulti?s sl??ping, it's not normal to r?gularly hav? probl?ms g?tting to sl??p at night, to wak? up f??ling ?xhaust?d, or to f??l sl??py during th? day.
Fr?qu?ntly having troubl? sl??ping can b? a frustrating and d?bilitating ?xp?ri?nc?. On? sl??ps badly at night which l?av?s on? f??ling d?ad-tir?d in th? morning and what?v?r ?n?rgy on? has quickly drains away throughout th? day. But th?n, no matt?r how ?xhaust?d on?f??ls at night, on?still has troubl? sl??ping.And so th? cycl? b?gins again, taking a s?rious toll on on?'s mood, ?n?rgy, ?ffici?ncy, and ability to handl? str?ss.

Ignoring sl??p probl?ms and disord?rs can damag?on?'s physical h?alth and l?ad to w?ight gain, accid?nts, impair?d job p?rformanc?, m?mory probl?ms, and put a strain on on?'s r?lationships.
Difficulty falling or staying asl??p at l?ast thr?? nights a w??k for thr?? months or mor?. This is consid?r?d chronic insomnia, ?xp?ri?nc?d by about half of th? p?opl? with insomnia.Th? symptoms of insomnia includ? tir?dn?ss, low ?n?rgy, forg?tfuln?ss, and poor mood. Oth?r insomnia symptoms includ?:
F??ling fatigu?d
W?ight gain
Lack of balanc? and coordination
Hyp?rsomnia, which r?f?rs to ?ith?r ?xc?ssiv? daytim? sl??pin?ss or ?xc?ssiv? tim? sp?nt sl??ping, is a condition in which a p?rson has troubl? staying awak? during th? day. P?opl? who hav? hyp?rsomnia can fall asl??p at any tim? -- for instanc?, at work or whil? th?y ar? driving. Th?y may also hav? oth?r sl??p-r?lat?d probl?ms, including a lack of ?n?rgy and troubl? thinking cl?arly.
Narcol?psy is a sl??p disord?r in th? hyp?rsomnia family. P?opl? with narcol?psy may g?t ?nough sl??p at night and f??l r?st?d in th? morning, but can fall asl??p spontan?ously throughout th? day. Lik? oth?r hyp?rsomnia, th? main symptom of narcol?psy is ?xc?ssiv? daytim? sl??pin?ss. In addition, charact?ristics of narcol?psy includ? spontan?ous "sl??p attacks" lasting anywh?r? from a f?w s?conds to s?v?ral minut?s or long?r.
Th?r? ar? s?v?ral pot?ntial caus?s of hyp?rsomnia, including:
Th? sl??p disord?rs narcol?psy (daytim? sl??pin?ss) and sl??p apn?a(int?rruptions of br?athing during sl??p)
Not g?tting ?nough sl??p at night (sl??p d?privation)
B?ing ov?rw?ight
Drug or alcohol abus?
A h?ad injury or a n?urological dis?as?, such as multipl? scl?rosis or Parkinson's dis?as?
Pr?scription drugs, such as tranquiliz?rs or antihistamin?s
G?n?tics (having a r?lativ? with hyp?rsomnia)

Parasomnias can occur as a p?rson is falling asl??p or at any point in th? sl??p cycl?. If th?y occur whil? falling asl??p, a p?rson may ?xp?ri?nc? disturbing hallucinations or sl??p paralysis, which is wh?n th? body is unabl? to mov? for s?conds or minut?s. Sl??p paralysis can b? quit? fright?ning, ?sp?cially wh?n it occurs with hallucinations.
Parasomnias oft?n run in famili?s and so th?r? is probably a g?n?tic factor in many cas?s. Brain disord?rs may b? r?sponsibl? for som? parasomnias, such as many cas?s of R?M sl??p b?haviour disord?r. Parasomnias may also b? trigg?r?d by oth?r sl??p disord?rs such as obstructiv? sl??p apn?a, and by various m?dications.
Sl??p-R?lat?d Mov?m?nt Disord?rs:
Sl??p-r?lat?d mov?m?nt disord?rs ar? abnormal mov?m?nts that occur during sl??p or whil? falling asl??p. Th?s? disord?rs includ??v?rything from both?rsom? muscl? twitch?s to disord?rs with s?rious long-t?rm risks, lik? bruxism, or night-tim? t??th grinding, that can r?sult in p?rman?nt damag? to th? t??th and jaw. Symptoms of sl??p-r?lat?d mov?m?nt disord?rs includ? daytim? fatigu?, fragm?nt?d or brok?n sl??p, and non-r?fr?shing sl??p.
B?caus? sl??p-r?lat?d mov?m?nt disord?rs ar? link?d to a numb?r of h?alth conditions and m?dications, th?y ar? diagnos?d through a combination of a d?tail?d h?alth history and polysomnography, or an ov?rnight sl??p study.
R?stl?ss L?gs Syndrom? is th? most common sl??p-r?lat?d mov?m?nt disord?r. Som?, lik? bruxism, ar??xp?ri?nc?d primarily by childr?n, whil? oth?rs may b??xp?ri?nc?d for a short tim? or whil? taking a c?rtain m?dication
Ayurv?dic Tr?atm?nt for Sl??p Disord?rs:
Ashwagandha (Withania somnif?ra)
Ashwagandha (Withania somnif?ra)
On? of th? b?st known of all Ayurv?dic h?rbs, Ashwagandha has long b??n classifi?d as a rasayana or r?juv?nativ? in classical Ayurv?dic lit?ratur?. It is r?nown?d for its r?vitalizing ?ff?cts, but also for its ?ff?cts as a natural adaptog?n, n?rvin? tonic, and s?dativ?. So, although it has a wid? vari?ty of us?s, th? h?rb is also ?ff?ctiv? as a natural sl??p aid and is commonly us?d to tr?at insomnia and sl??p disturbanc?s, ?sp?cially wh?n conn?ct?d to str?ss or anxi?ty.
Brahmi (Bacopa monni?ri)
Brahmi (Bacopa monni?ri)

Ayurv?dic r?comm?ndations for th? us? of brahmi as a natural sl??p aid s??m to b? justifi?d b?caus? of adaptog?nic prop?rti?s in th? h?rb. As point?d out in a study, th? h?rb most probably h?lps in th? tr?atm?nt of mod?rat? and ?v?n s?v?r? insomnia through its modulating influ?nc? on brain str?ss hormon?s. This promot?s d??p r?laxation, which induc?s b?tt?r quality sl??p. Brahmi may b? ing?st?d, or can b? us?d in massag? oils.

Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)

Jatamansi is anoth?r h?rb that most of us ar? familiar with. It is basically an indig?nous vari?ty of val?rian, which has b??n us?d in traditional m?dical syst?ms across th? world to tr?at sl??p and str?ss disord?rs. Jatamansi has long b??n us?d in Ayurv?da as w?ll, and is ?v?n m?ntion?d in classical t?xts of Charaka and Sushruta.

Shankapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
Shankapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)

Highly r?gard?d in Ayurv?da as th?rap?utic for brain function, with b?n?fits ranging from improv?m?nts in cognitiv? function to th? all?viation of d?pr?ssion, shankapushpi has also b??n th? subj?ct of s?v?ral studi?s. R?s?arch that app?ar?d in th? Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biom?dicin?, l?nds cr?d?nc? to th? traditional us? of th? h?rb with purport?d adaptog?nic ?ff?cts that h?lp low?r str?ss l?v?ls, promot? r?laxation, and induc? sl??p.

Chamomil? (Chama?m?lum nobil?)
Chamomil? (Chama?m?lum nobil?)
Although not your typical Ayurv?dic h?rb, chamomil? has b??n ?mbrac?d th? world ov?r and is also wid?ly us?d by Ayurv?dic physicians today. Traditionally, th? h?rb has b??n us?d as a dig?stiv? r?laxant to provid? r?li?f from gastroint?stinal disord?rs and as a mild s?dativ? that provid?s r?li?f from anxi?ty, str?ss, and insomnia. Chamomil? is usually us?d in aromath?rapy oils and in h?rbal t?as, giving you th? option of both int?rnal and?xt?rnal us?.