Telehealth for sleep disorders
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The term sleep disorders covers a wide range of different problems that a person may experience with sleep from sleeping too much, to sleeping too little, sleeping poorly or even sleeping at a time that is disruptive to everyday life. Sleeping disorders can result in daytime sleepiness and effect your ability to engage effectively in day to day life.
Sleeping disorders are often linked to other mental health conditions. Persistent sleep disturbance puts you at higher risk of developing depression, anxiety, paranoia, PTSD and other conditions. However this can also work in the other direction with certain mental health disorders leading to poor sleep.
Types of Sleep Disorders
Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Disorders
Signs and symptoms vary depending on the type of sleep disorder but some common symptoms include
If you feel that you are persistently struggling to get good sleep or often feel sleepy throughout the day, reach out to your doctor or another medical specialist today. Here at Inner Psych we would be happy to talk with you about any concerns. Book a telehealth appointment from anywhere in Australia today.
Mental Health Disorders are Commonly Linked to Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders and other mental health disorders have a complex relationship with it being common for both to be experienced simultaneously. Poor sleep from any of the disorders listed above increases a person’s risk of developing a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety. Vice versa, however, some mental health disorders can be one of the causes of sleep disorders:
Diagnosis of Sleep Disorders
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The type of treatment recommended for reducing the effects of sleep disorders varies depending on the cause and severity of the disorder. In some cases such as with snoring, no treatment may be necessary. If you are experiencing a different physical or mental health disorder alongside a sleep disorder, treatment for these disorders may also improve your sleeping. Sometimes this works in reverse and improving your sleeping will reduce the severity of some mental health problems.
For milder cases of sleeping disorders some strategies to try are:
In the case of more persistent sleeping problems you may need to work with your doctor, a sleep specialist, a sleep disorder psychologist or other medical professional. Some clinical treatments include: