Different Types of Sleep Disorders and How to Treat Them
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 50-70 million adults in the United States suffer from a sleep disorder. That’s a lot of people who are not getting the rest they need! There are many different types of sleep disorders, each with its own set of symptoms and treatment options. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most common sleep disorders and how they are treated.
Insomnia: This is the most common type of sleep disorder, affecting 30% of adults in the US. Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. People with insomnia often wake up feeling unrested. Treatment options for insomnia include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and medication.
Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea is a serious condition that affects 22 million Americans. It is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. These pauses can last for 10 seconds or more and can happen up to 30 times per hour. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly and wake up feeling tired. Treatment options for sleep apnea include Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy and surgery.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): RLS is a condition that causes an irresistible urge to move your legs while you are trying to sleep. This can lead to difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. People with RLS often have trouble sitting still for long periods of time. Treatment options for RLS include medication and lifestyle changes.
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, it is important to see a doctor so that you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Sleep disorders can have a serious impact on your health, so don’t wait to get help!
The neurologists at THE BRAIN CENTER are specially trained in the care and treatment of Sleep Disorders. To learn more information about how our neurology team can help with your diagnosis and treatment, call us at our office at: (786) 565-8735