How to Handle Pesky and Persistent Sleep Disorders

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With 50-70 million Americans suffering from sleep disorders, chances are you or someone you know isn’t getting the sleep they need. Insomnia affects 30% of the population and has many possible causes. One possible solution for insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy, which changes the way you think as you try to sleep. 26% of adults are afflicted with sleep apnea, caused by blockages of the airways while sleeping. See a doctor for possible solutions, including CPAP machines and some surgical procedures. Restless leg syndrome is felt by about 10% of people. Iron supplements and medications may be the solution for this sleep disorder. Narcolepsy is seen in about 200,000 people and is characterized by sleep “attacks,” hallucinations, and sleep paralysis. Seeing a doctor or therapist can help control this condition.

 

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