A sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social and emotional functioning. Polysomnography and actigraphy are tests commonly ordered for some sleep disorders.
Snoring/breathing difficulties while sleeping.Bedtimerefusal.Insomnia.Sleepwalking.Sleep terrors, nightmares or nighttime fears.Unusual sleep behaviors. Excessive daytime sleepiness.Bedwetting.
Treatments for sleep disorders generally can be grouped into four categories: Behavioral and psychotherapeutic treatment, Rehabilitation and management, Medication Other somatic treatment.
Men’s average sleep score was 61%, compared to 57% for women.People who said they were in poor health had poorer sleep (average sleep score of 47%) than those who rated their health as good (average sleep score 63%). Average sleep score tended to decrease with age. Only 38% of the respondents were classified as “good sleepers”. 36% were classified as possibly having chronic insomnia. 79% of those with insomnia reported having it for at least two years. Over four times as many people with insomnia reported relationship difficulties, compared with good sleepers. Over 45% of those with insomnia had difficulty staying awake during daylight hours compared with just over 10% of good sleepers. Nearly 95% of people with insomnia reported low energy levels in their daily lives, compared with over 40% of good sleepers. Over 75% of people with insomnia experienced poor concentration.