Sleep Disorders


Have you had trouble sleeping half your life? Well then don’t just sit around waiting for it to end, do something! A sleep disorder is a condition where the quality and quantity of your sleep is not as it should be. If you experience exhaustion after you wake up then that means you have a sleep disorder. If you have the following symptoms then you may have some kind of sleep disorder.

Sleep Disorder

  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Slow reactions
  • Irritability, restlessness, anxiety and anger
  • Having difficulty getting to work because of tiredness
  • Trouble staying awake while sitting still

Types of Sleeping Disorder

There are many types of sleeping disorders but the most common four are explained below.


This is the most common type of sleep disorder. When a person has difficulty falling asleep and does not get enough sleep so as to feel refreshed in the morning, then that person is suffering from insomnia. Insomnia is mostly caused by some other problem like depression, stress, anxiety or the general life style of an individual. Since a person does not get enough sleep, it could seriously alter the daily routine and relationships of that person. If not taken seriously and treated, insomnia can become a lifetime problem.

Sleep Apnea

Another common sleep disorder is sleep apnea. When a person has this condition, they have breathing problems while sleeping. When asleep, breathing stops because of blockage in the upper airways. This means that sleep is interrupted often, leading to feelings of exhaustion after waking up. It can be a life-threatening condition and needs to be taken care of as soon as a person discovers it. If you or your loved one have chronic snoring, choking or gasping during sleep, then that might mean you have sleep apnea.


People with this disorder feel extremely sleepy most of the day. This is because the brain mechanism has a dysfunction and cannot control the sleeping and waking systems. Sleep attacks are common among people who have narcolepsy. Intense dreams or dreaming before fully sleeping is one symptom of narcolepsy.

Restless Legs Syndrome or RLS

Restless legs syndrome is a condition where a patient has irresistible urges to move their limbs while resting. This occurs because of uncomfortable sensations in the legs or hands. Severe cramping is one indication of having restless legs syndrome. Theses sensations of restlessness get worse at night. 

Chiropractic Care

When you seek the care of a chiropractor, they would first try to determine the underlying cause of your sleep disorder. After the evaluation and determination, they would then devise a treatment plan for you that could include such things as tissue massages and spinal adjustments. These would help the body to relax and also increase flexibility of joints and muscles. This also play a crucial role in your central nervous system, by realigning the spine our body is better able to adapt and re-engage in the parasympathetic activity.

Chiropractors would not only try reducing your sleeping issues but also help the overall health conditions so that you can have a better life.

  • by Lotus Wellness Center