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Fixing Your Sleep Disorder with Speedoc

By the team at Speedoc,
 
January 08, 2022

Have you been regularly experiencing difficulty sleeping? Do you feel tired during the day even though you slept for more than seven hours the night before? Have you ever experienced impaired or reduced ability to perform regular activities during the day?

You may be dealing with a sleeping disorder.

Simply download the Speedoc app and you can easily consult a doctor via a video consultation right from the comfort of your home in minutes!

What are sleep disorders?

In a nutshell, sleep disorders can involve problems in terms of the duration of your sleep, the quality of your sleeping, and also the timing in which you get to sleep. Patients who suffer from sleeping disorders often experience other medical conditions such as depression, anxiety, or cognitive disorders as well. While there are many types of sleep disorders, the most common ones include insomnia, sleep apnea, parasomnias, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome.

As the lack of quality sleep can be detrimental to your health, school and work performance, interpersonal relationships, health, and safety, ensuring you receive appropriate advice and treatment is important.

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What causes sleeping difficulties?

At times, elongated naps during the day, lack of exposure to sunlight, an uncomfortable bedroom, overstimulation from video games, or overconsumption of caffeine before bedtime may also lead to difficulty sleeping.

While there are various reasons why you may be experiencing sleep disorders, these are usually induced by poor sleeping habits, lifestyle choices, and possibly medical conditions as well.

Underlying medical conditions that may prevent you from sleeping include:

  • Acid reflux
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal changes
  • Narcolepsy
  • Night terrors
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleepwalking

If this sounds familiar to you, you may need to seek medical diagnosis and treatment to see improvement.

How does a sleep disorder impact me?

Sleep disorders can be harmful to your health and relationship with your loved ones and peers. While it can make you feel exhausted and irritable, your loved ones could be annoyed by your behaviors as they do not understand what you are experiencing.

What can I do to improve my sleep?

For a start, adopting regular sleep patterns, and waking up at a fixed time on a daily basis can help. Abstaining from caffeine, alcohol and avoiding heavy meals late in the day is also highly recommended by somnologists.

If these general tips do not help, you should consider consulting a doctor to better manage your condition.

Manage Your Sleep Disorder with Speedoc

If these symptoms sound familiar, improve your life and the quality of your sleep by getting in touch with a doctor today.

Let us help you monitor and improve the quality of your sleep.

Download the Speedoc app, call us at +65 6909 7799 or email us at clinic.sg@speedoc.com now.