What is a sleep disorder and how to overcome the condition?

Do you experience trouble while sleeping or do you find it difficult to fall asleep? While many circumstances such as stress, a change in destination, temporary illness or other interruptions can be contributing factors to the lack of sleep, it is important to understand that if this condition lasts for a longer period of time, it can result in the rise of a sleep condition or disorder. Sleep disorder is a diagnosed condition that often impacts one’s ability to get enough quality sleep. 


Frequently having trouble sleeping can be frustrating and be a draining experience. As you sleep poorly at night, the following day, you may see a decline in energy. Unfortunately, due to the fast-paced lives, we all have adapted ourselves to, according to reports from Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 53% of the working class sleep less than 7 hours. On the other hand, more about 70% of teenagers are perpetually sleep-deprived. Moreover, sleep deprivation could increase the chances of getting heart coronary diseases by 150%. All these research studies indicate us to take preventive measures and adhere to a routine that will help us sleep sound. If one can’t help themselves, it is necessary to consult a doctor and identify the causes that are leading to this condition. 


This blog will widely enunciate the signs, symptoms, and the ways in which one can take preventive measures to not experience trouble sleeping or improve the sleep cycle. 


Signs and Symptoms


  • Feeling irritated and restless throughout the day
  • Experiencing difficulty while sitting, watching television or reading
  • React to people and situations slowly 
  • Feeling lost and spacing out frequently 
  • Often require caffeine or other energy-inducing beverages in order to keep going
  • Trouble controlling your emotions


If you experience any of these conditions on a regular basis, there may be a chance that you could be suffering from a sleep disorder. 


Tips to sleep better


  • Establish or create a schedule for your sleep cycle to regularize
  • Indulge in a relaxing bedtime routine
  • Finish your dinner two to three hours before sleeping
  • Avoid caffeine-induced or alcohol products closer to bedtime
  • Avoid electronics or back-lit screens during bedtime
  • Try to get regular exposure to sunlight, maybe early in the morning
  • Exercise regularly 


But sometimes, despite trying all these methods, sleep may not come easily to some. This could be due to years of negative sleep patterns causing a long term shift in the brain. In such cases, neurofeedback training can make a life-changing difference. At Evolve Brain Training, we use the brain’s self-regulating mechanism to get rid of unwanted patterns and create healthier sleeping patterns. We provide your brain with a reward every time it does something right. After repeated training in this way, your brain learns to strengthen the pathways that facilitate better sleep patterns. To learn more about how this can help you overcome insomnia, visit us or fill in the form below and we will call you to set up an appointment.

Dr. Upasana Gala is the founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, a Neurofeedback-centered institute that focuses on using non-invasive brain training techniques to maximize the brain's true potential.

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