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78% of Corporate Employees Afflicted to Sleep Disorder: ASSOCHAM

Monday, April 9th, 2012 | Filed under Corporate | Posted by : indiacsr

Do you generally have trouble falling asleep even when you are dead tired? Do you often find yourself awake in the middle of the night, even though you went to bed exhausted?

If this is you, then you might just have some sort of sleep disorder. This type of problems causes more than just sleeplessness; they might have a deteriorating effect on your productivity, psychological and overall health. It is a must to understand them in detail. Today, Dr. Pulkit Sharma, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytical Therapist at VIMHANS helps us understand the top 7 most common sleep disorders in detail.

Insomnia, people suffering from insomnia either have difficulty in sleep initiation, sleep continuation or both. It is a highly prevalent sleep disorder that can be transitional or primary. Transitional insomnia is a sleep disturbance caused due to stressful life circumstances and resolves once the stress is taken care of. Primary insomnia is poorly understood, long-term and is difficult to treat. Insomnia has an adverse impact on your mood, attention and concentration. Lifestyle changes and psychological treatments can help treat this condition.

Sleep Apnea, this condition is marked by difficulty in breathing while you are asleep. Either there is a rupture in breathing or the person's breath, in general, becomes superficial. This prevents the person from getting a deep rejuvenating sleep. It often leads to fatigue during daytime. This condition is manageable with a range of available treatments.

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), it is characterized by an involuntary movement of limbs while sleeping. People suffering from this condition have little awareness about it and often their close ones are the first to detect it. Stimulants such as alcohol and caffeine can worsen these symptoms. This condition is treatable by medicines used in Parkinson's disease.

Restless Legs Syndrome, the individual experiences unusual sensations in his/her legs because of which he/she have an urge to move the legs constantly. In different individuals this condition varies in intensity. Symptoms may exacerbate temporarily during relaxation. Various pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are available.