Insomnia, Sleep-Wake Disorders

Sleep-wake disorders include a group of disorders:

  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnolence
  • Narcolepsy
  • Breathing-related sleep disorders
  • Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder
  • Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Substance/medication-induced sleep disorder

People with these types of disorders complain of dissatisfaction regarding their sleep quality, timings, and the amount of sleep. If you have a sleeping disorder, you will experience both physical and emotional problems. It can either contribute to or exacerbate mental health conditions, or it can be a symptom of another mental condition. 

Sleep is a basic and important human need. The amount of sleep each individual needs is dependent on several factors. Consequently, lack of sleep will prevent your brain from functioning properly. Poor sleep quality can cause fatigue, decreased energy, increased irritability, and difficulty concentrating. 

Speak with a psychiatrist today and find out how you can improve your sleep problems. Sleep-wake disorders can be improved by implementing regular sleep habits. Treatment often includes a combination of medication and behavioral techniques. 

Speak with your psychiatrist and find out what treatment option is best for you. You will also benefit from healthy sleep tips.

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