The Medical Reasons for Your Sleeping Problems

Sleeping Problems Often Have Causes

It’s common to occasionally have a bad night of sleep, or insomnia, where one tosses and turns, or even lies wide awake with anxious thoughts ruminating throughout the night. If you are having interrupted sleep like this every night, however, this is not a good thing. Constant lack of sleep can have a negative effect on your physical and mental wellbeing. While you might assume that you are just the type of person that can’t sleep, there could actually be medical causes behind your sleeping troubles. Before you watch your health and well being slowly deteriorate because of sleeping problems, talk to a health professional and see if there is a medical cause behind your issues. Here are a few things that could cause sleeping disorders.

Psychiatric Issues: Depression And Anxiety

People are often under a lot of pressure and there are tons of determining factors that vary. No matter what you are going through, you might find that you are having trouble sleeping. If you have depression, anxiety, or aren’t sure what’s going on, it can all tie in together. You might think that people with depression sleep all the time, but the opposite can also be true. If you feel like depression or anxiety might be prevalent in your life, it could affect your sleeping issues as well.

Physical Ailments

There are a lot of things that could be going on with your physical body that could cause you to stay awake, or wake up way more often than you should. You might have ulcers, for example, or a deviated septum, which causes you to snore or have sleep apnea. By diagnosing the root cause of the sleeping problem, you can fix it and go back to a more refreshed life with a full night of sleep behind you much more often.

Simple Genetics

You know that if your parents have high blood pressure, you are more likely to have it yourself. Genetics play a big role in a lot of things and that can even be the case with sleeping problems. If you remember someone in your family struggling with sleeping issues, find out more about what they had. Chances are, it could be, at least in part, similar to what you are going through.

The Effects of Aging

Aging does a lot of things to people and half of adults over the age of 65 have some kind of sleeping problem. It could be a part of the medications they take, part of aging itself, or related to ailments they may suffer from. If you are aging beyond the 65-year mark, you could have a sleeping problem that has arisen over the years to a point where you need to address it.

Getting Help With Sleeping Problems

There’s nothing quite like feeling well rested after a full night of sleep. If it’s been way too long since you’ve felt that way, you need to address your sleeping issues. Contact Breathe Clear Institute with questions about what medical conditions could be causing your problems and have a consultation to go beyond that and diagnose the issue. The sooner you know what’s behind your sleeping problem, the sooner you can work on a treatment that will get you the full night of sleep you want on a regular basis.