Are you struggling to sleep peacefully at night but fail to do so? Getting enough sleep is so important for your everyday performance because lack of sleep makes you moody, irritated, and tired all the time.

If you have been facing trouble while sleeping, but you are unable to understand the reason behind it, don’t worry. We have brought the answer to that. It is highly possible that you are suffering from a sleeping disorder that you don’t know about. Many people don’t pay any heed to this problem; however, sleep disorders are more dangerous than you can think.

According to a recent study, almost 10 to 20% of people face the same sleeping disorders. Along with that, every second person in the US has some sort of sleeping disorder that they do not take seriously.

What Are Sleep Disorders?

Sleep disorders are the disorders that affect you’re the quality, timing, and amount of sleep your body needs.  Different emotional and physical conditions lead to different types of sleeping disorders. If a person suffers from a sleep disorder for a longer time, it is highly possible that his health will start to deteriorate fast.

Sleeping is a basic human need, and if your basic needs are not fulfilled, then you will automatically become dull and tired. 30 percent of the adults in the US are getting only six hours of sleep while only 30 percent of teenagers are getting eight hours of sleep. Below is a detailed chart of the sleep recommendations according to your age.

AgeRecommended Sleep Hours
Infant (4-11 months)12-15 hours
Toddler (1-2 years)11-14 hours
Preschooler (3-5 years)10-13 hours
School-age child (6-13 years)9-11 hours
Teen (14-17 years)8-10 hours
Young adult (18-25 years)7-9 hours
Adult (26-64 years)7-9 hours
Older adult (65+ years)7-8 hours

Types Of Sleep Disorders

The following are the most common types of sleeping disorders that keep you awake all night and affect your health badly. We hope that this article will provide you with enough information about all that you know about the sleeping disorder you are suffering from.


Insomnia is one of the most common, yet the most disturbing sleep disorder one can suffer from. Almost 10% of adults are suffering from this situation chronically. What happens is that you fail to get enough sleep, which keeps you tired the next day. Most of the insomniac patients have reported to have spent days without any sleep at night.

When insomnia is at its initial stages, a person finds it difficult to sleep for at least half an hour before going to bed. This time can increase its pace of you don’t take the issues seriously and start therapy right away.

If this issue grows, it can convert into chronic insomnia. There is another type of insomnia named as fatal familial insomnia that runs in families and becomes the cause of death as well.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious version of snoring. Snoring can be due to tiredness or flu; however, sleep apnea is a very serious medical condition that can be dangerous for you. A person suffering from sleep apnea has a higher chance of death while sleeping because they completely stop breathing. There are chances that a person may stop breathing for 10 seconds or more.

If the time span increases and the patient does not wake up, then his life can be in danger. Because a person wakes up again and again due to the obstructive breathing, he fails to sleep properly throughout the night.


Abnormal sleep behaviors are characterized as Parasomnias. These behaviors include:

  • REM
  • Sleepwalking
  • Sleep terror
  • Sleep eating

There are proper medications to control these behaviors because it can cause mental damage to the patient. The parasomnia patients don’t usually remember their actions the next morning.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Although this syndrome basically falls under the neurological movement disorder, this is a sleep disorder because it always occurs when you lie down to sleep. Strange sensations and unpleasant feeling start to occur when you stretch your legs straight for any comfort. Following are some of the symptoms of this disorder

  • Aches
  • Burning
  • Tingling
  • Bug-like crawling sensation in the legs

If you feel that your condition resembles the symptoms and issues mentioned above, it is better to consult a sleep specialist and start your therapy and medication.

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