If you are suffering from a sleep problem, your doctor might not be able to detect the same during routine day visits when you are awake.
You can discuss with your doctor if you are suffering from any of these issues –
– Have chronic and continuing snoring
– You know you have had enough sleep but still feel sleepy during the day
– Morning headache
– You often wake up feeling exhausted
Sleep disorder can be diagnosed based on your sleeping habits and schedule. However, results from a sleep study and medical test are more effective in identifying the sleep disorders.
A sleep study is often used to diagnose sleep-related breathing problems and signs of such problems or disorders include loud snoring and choking sounds while sleeping or restlessness in breathing during sleep.
Some other common symptoms of sleep disorders are:
– It normally takes your more than 30 minutes to fall asleep.
– You often wake suddenly in the night and then have trouble in sleeping again.
– You feel sleepy and fatigued during the day and fall asleep at inapt times.
– You feel creeping and tingling sensation in your legs especially in the evening when you try to sleep.
– You have a habit of looking for stimulants such as caffeine, to stay awake during the day time.
Many of these signs and symptoms of sleep disorders can also occur in infants and children. If you notice any of these symptoms or a sleep disorder sign in your child’s sleeping patterns, consult with a specialist.
If you have been suffering from a sleep disorder for a long time then it can really affect your routine life. Using effective measures like maintaining a sleep diary with the help of your sleep partner might be really helpful.
Your doctor will jointly work with you to determine whether you need a sleep study or not. Most of the sleep studies in Sydney have been proven to be really effective and will allow your doctor to observethe sleep patterns and diagnose the problems so that the can identify the best treatment for you.
Certain medical conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes, obesity and depression have been often linked to sleep disorders. So, go and consult your doctor before it gets really serious.