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Sleep disorders are conditions that affect your sleeping habits and patterns
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At the Department of Pulmonology, we have a dedicated unit for sleep medicine offering prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of sleep disorders. Our pulmonologists are leading experts in effective and personalised management of sleep problems to offer you a better quality of life.

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About sleep disorders

About sleep disorders

Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that affect the way you sleep. Sleep disorders can prevent you from getting enough rest for healthy living. These disorders are different from temporary disturbances in sleep.

What is considered a sleep disorder?

Sleep disorders occur when -

  • You are unable to get restful sleep on a regular basis
  • You experience consistent fatigue and tiredness during the day even though you have had sufficient sleep at the night
  • Your sleeping habits are affecting your routine activities
Types of Sleep Disorders

There are several different types of sleep disorders. Common disorders include

  1. Insomnia – difficulty in falling or staying asleep throughout the night
  2. Sleep apnea – difficulty in breathing while sleeping
  3. Restless leg syndrome – a persistent urge to move legs while you are trying to fall asleep
  4. Narcolepsy – extreme sleepiness during the day
Sleep Disorder Causes

There are a variety of factors that can cause sleep disorders, including:

  • Poor physical health
  • Medical conditions such as asthma
  • Mental health problems like depression
  • Alcoholism
  • Genetics
  • Side-effects of certain medications
  • Ageing
Sleep Disorder Treatment

The treatment protocol varies depending upon the type and cause of sleep disorders. Your pulmonologist will take your medical history, discuss your symptoms, perform a physical evaluation and order a sleep study test to diagnose your condition.

Treatment alternatives include counselling, medicinal intervention, practising sleep hygiene and lifestyle modifications.

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You should avoid consuming caffeinated drinks, tobacco and alcohol to prevent sleep disorders.

You should avoid screentime before bed, practice journaling, have a regular bedtime and avoid day naps to have a better sleep at night.

The symptoms vary from one sleep disorder to another. Common signs include trouble falling asleep at night, feeling sleepy during the day, unusual breathing and abnormal body movements.

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