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The Most Common Sleeping Disorders that you should know about In the previous post, we looked at various common sleeping disorders, their symptoms and cure. In   this post, we will complete the list by looking at more commonly found sleeping disorders and how   sleep wellness centre can help you with them. We talked about Insomnia briefly in the last post, to get into more detail; here are two major disorders   under Insomnia. Periodic Limb Movements (PLMS) PLMS is when an individual has repetitive muscle movement during sleep. People affected are unable   to   control   the   movement;   the   continuous   movement   often   leads   to   disjointed   sleeping   sessions  leaving them tired during the day. The movement often occur in the legs and the individual is often   unaware of the movements after waking up. A Polysomnography  will  help doctors diagnose PLMS,  which  takes into account your  heart,  brain  waves, breathing pattern, arms and legs movement. PLMS can be treated with medication. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) A person with RLS will feel the need to move his/her legs to stop unpleasant sensations. Similar to   PLMS, RLS also leads to decreased quality of sleep leaving you weary during daytime. Some of the symptoms that indicate RLS are these sensations when you feel the need to move your   leg. •

At night, when you lie down or during daytime after sitting for long periods of time. 

The sensation can last up to one hour and may occur in the upper leg, feet or arms.

RLS can also be treated with medication similar to PLMS, contact your nearest sleep wellness centre  to be diagnosed and treated.  Paediatric Sleep Disorders  •

Enlarged tonsils or adenoids blocking a child’s airway can lead to snoring.

Children with  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)  are likely to develop sleep  apnea; lack of sleep can affect their behavioural pattern and decrease attention span.

Children with Down syndrome are also likely to suffer from sleep apnea. Children with Down  syndrome   often   have   upper  airway  abnormalities,   such   as  a  small  mid   face,   with   low­set  cheekbones,   small   jaw,   throat   or   larynx,   narrow   nasal   passages,   and   a   large   tongue 

compared to the size of the mouth. These physical characteristics can be attributed to their   breathing problems while sleeping.

Hypersomnia is a disorder where the child sleeps at the wrong time, the wrong place and   experiences excessive sleepiness.

The Most Common Sleeping Disorders that you should know about  

In the previous post, we looked at various common sleeping disorders, their symptoms and cure. In this post, we will complete the list by lo...

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