Common Sleep Disorders that might be keeping you awake at night

common types of sleep disorders

Common Sleep Disorders

When we talk about common sleep disorders, we’re talking about a wide variety of things that can keep you from getting a good night’s sleep.  This wouCommon Sleep Disordersld include things like insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome  and so on.  These might be considered the most common.  But there could be even more.  Other types of common sleep disorders may also include  sleep walking, hypersomnia, or nightmares. We don’t have enough space here in this article to provide an in-depth explanation for each type of sleep disorder, but let’s talk about the most common sleep disorder, INSOMNIA!

Insomnia is by far the biggest of Common Sleep Disorders

Insomnia literally means “no sleep”.  Insomnia is probably the most prevalent common sleep disorders.  Everyone has had times when they lay awake all night, or they have woken up in the middle of night.  Another example is when you wake up hours too early. Insomnia takes is harmful to your health,  your peace of mind,  and on your finances. If you’re not sleeping enough, you get tired and irritable and it can be hard for you to concentrate.

You could have two types of insomnia. 

First is acute insomnia and then there is chronic insomnia. Acute insomnia is temporary.  It doesn’t last more than a month.  It can be caused by a particular situation or environment.  Some examples might be after you have been traveling.  You could be suffering from jet lag,  Perhaps the person suffering from acute insomnia has just lost a job. Acute insomnia can occur if a relationship ends, when you lose someone close to you.

Typically in these cases, as the situation gets better and as you return to normal, you’ll begin to feel better.  You’ll get back to a normal sleep cycle.

Chronic insomnia is more serious.  Chronic insomnia is that which lasts more than a month, sometimes much more. Chronic insomnia can happen for many reasons.  Perhaps it is a symptom of an underlying medical condition such as illnesses, other sleep disorders, or maybe a psychological or physical conditions.  Any of these could cause problems with a normal sleep. In cases like this you might want to, talk to your doctor.  A proper treatment could help the larger condition, and that in turn would help you sleep better.

Chronic insomnia might also be a condition by itself and not a side effect of something else. This type of chronic insomnia could happen as a result of biological factors such as having a too high body temperature, a change in your metabolism rate, or increased brain metabolism.

Of course, insomnia, chronic, or acute, could simply a result of poor sleeping habits, or too much caffeine, alcohol and/or cigarettes, or just sleeping odd hours.


Treatment of insomnia might be a simple routine of following tips for sleeping well.  That means practicing good sleep habits. I strongly recommend checking out the website below.  Just click on the blue image.  It’s been proven to help many people overcome their insomnia.  Sleeping aides can help, but don’t rule out talking to your doctor.. In any case, insomnia can be dangerous to your health, so act to resolve the situation.  In this blog I’ve tried hard to research various aspects of insomnia and sleep disorders.  Come back often, and now that I’ve bored you enough it’s time for some sleep.  Good night.