Sleep Disorders
All About Sleep Disorders
Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders
Who Treats Sleep Disorders
What Happens At A Sleep Lab
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
Treating Snoring
Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
What Causes Sleep Deprivation
Treating Sleep Deprivation
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What Causes Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Treating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Dentistry and Sleep Disorders
Dentists’ Role in Managing Sleep Disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Advantages of Dental Treatments
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Treating Sleep Deprivation



Sleep Deprivation which is a problem over a long period of time should be addressed by a sleep disorder physician.  As we have discussed sleep deprivation sleep disorder can be caused by conditions which are not related to specific sleep disorders which include your lifestyle, medicines you may be taking or an unrelated medical condition.  Certainly it may be caused by one of the specific sleep disorders we have referenced above which include: sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep paralysis, snoring, nightmares, restless leg syndrome, REM sleep disorder, narcolepsy, sleepwalking and hypersomnia you should see a sleep doctor trained to treat those disorders.  Furthermore, even if your sleep deprivation is related to lifestyle, medicines or non-sleep and the impact on your well-being is significant, you should also seek medical advice and possible treatment.  Treatment is essential to your good health.  Sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on your physical and mental stability, lifestyle choices and emotional disorders; it may be hard to identify exactly what is disrupting your sleep.

In diagnosing you, your doctor will likely perform a series of tests and ask you about your lifestyle as he attempts to pinpoint the cause of your sleep deprivation. Knowing what is preventing you from falling and staying asleep, or even getting quality sleep is essential to you getting the right treatment.  For example, if you are taking medications that are interfering with your sleep, your doctor may prescribe you an alternate medication. Similarly, if depression is the underlying cause of your sleep deprivation, then therapy and the right medication to treat this psychiatric disorder may help repair your sleep.  When you meet with your doctor make sure to tell them if you have started to take any different medication, since this could potentially be the cause of your Sleep Deprivation. You should also tell your doctor if you have had any major changes in your life. For example if there has been a death in your family or losing your job.

Help Stop your Sleep Deprivation at Home

To help prevent Sleep deprivation at home, here are some tips. Try and make sure you get at around 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Sleep is very important to a healthy lifestyle. Secondly, try to find out what is causing your stress, regardless if you think it's the root cause of your Sleep Deprivation. Relieving stress can help stop diseases like Depression and other sleep disorders.

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