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3 Most Popular Sleeping Disorders

Updated on October 8, 2015

Sleeping is the most important part in our life, but as shown in many studies it seems that there are over 100 sleeping disorders, and so unfortunately some people are not having a good enough sleep they want. There are many sleeping disorders most of us have heard of them: sleep walking, teeth grinding (bruxism), sleep apnea and sleep paralysis. There are lots of unusual sleeping disorders that are less problematic than the more well-known ones, but in this hub I will show some of them that make you don’t sleep well at night.

Sleep State Misperception

Most of us had those feelings when we feel that we didn’t actually sleep. Strangely, usually you think that you didn’t slept at all. In this case you might be facing sleep state misperception, so-called paradoxical insomnia. This term is used for people who falsely feel that they didn’t sleep although they slept and vice-versa for those who overestimate their sleep. People who say that they have this disorder probably report having poor or no sleep at all, but many studies show that their sleeping is within normal standards.

Many studies proved that people estimation of their amount of sleep has a very low accuracy compared to the sleep they get. Paradoxical insomnia frequently appears in young and middle-aged males and may cause depression. But fortunately there are some treatments like medications and sleep restriction can help.

Short And Long Sleepers

Normally adults need about eight hours every night to function properly during the day. On the other hand there are some people who need more than 10 hours to feel comfortable and also some people feel that five hours of sleep a night is good enough. For long sleepers, they usually sleep nine hours during work days, but their sleep duration may increase in the weekend to be about 12–15 hours of sleep.

From a study, It shows that about 2% of the population can be considered long sleepers and they are more likely to be males. In some cases long sleepers can encounter some depression and anxiety. But short sleepers statistically most of them are male. They have normal life but can have some hypomanic episodes.

Strangely, for people who are considered short sleepers they don’t feel that they want to sleep more in the week end in contrast to long sleepers.

Short and long sleepers are the outliers of sleep behaviors both are rare. Lastly some studies found out that short sleepers usually die earlier than long sleepers.

Delayed And Advanced Sleep Phase Disorders

Commonly around us we see many people with delayed sleep phase disorder and advanced phase sleep disorder. Most of them are teenagers and very old parents. Delayed sleep phase disorder is mainly popular in teenagers. Their mind is set to sleep a little later than others. They usually stay awake for extra 2 to 4 hours before sleeping. It’s usually hard for them to wake up in the morning.

The reason for the tiredness is due to insufficient sleeping time which is usually happens by purposelessly staying up late or poor sleep habits. The existence of cell phone made it easier for them to stay up and not properly choose the time so that would allow them to have normal sleep that their brain and body need to function well in the morning.

And for ASPD they are adults that are over 60 years old. They tend to sleep very early usually before 8 PM, and so they wake up very early before 3:00 AM. They tend to have some napping during the day.

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Lastly Thanks for reading and I would be happy if you share with us your case in the following polls.

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