Sleep disorders (or sleep-wake disorders) involve problems with the quality, timing, and amount of sleep, which result in daytime distress and impairment in functioning. Sleep-wake disorders often occur along with medical conditions or other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or cognitive disorders.
Some of the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders include excessive daytime sleepiness, irregular breathing or increased movement during sleep. Other signs and symptoms include an irregular sleep, wake cycle and difficulty falling asleep.
There are many different types of sleep disorders. They’re often grouped into categories that explain why they happen or how they affect the individual. Sleep disorders can also be grouped according to behaviours, problems with natural sleep-wake cycles, breathing problems, difficulty sleeping.
There are different causes for different sleep disorders, including
There are also some factors that can contribute to sleep problems, including