Understanding Sleep Disorder and how to get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep needs differ from individual to individual. They vary by lifestyle, age and health. Work schedules and stress can affect the amount of sleep that an individual requires. The National Sleep Foundation proposes seven to nine hours of sleep per night for adults while eleven to twelve hours of sleep for children. However, it has been found that a large number of people suffer from certain sleep disorders due to unnecessary stress and other health related issues and even due to the intake of certain medications. Sleep disorders are caused sue to several reasons that range from serious nervous system related problems to simple hallucinations. Sleep disorder means any alteration in the usual sleep pattern which includes conditions like oversleep, sleeplessness or recurrent sleep behaviors. 

Dr. Lisa Marie Cannon is an esteemed expert in internal medicine and part of her practice includes sleep disorders and their associated conditions. She states that continuing sleep disorder is considered to be an issue as it disturbs the everyday living pattern and can bring about critical deficiencies in mind and body.

The reasons for sleep disorders can be classified into external internal, and owing to trouble in the usual circadian pattern. Most frequently, sleep disorders are caused due to any issues with the internal organs. At certain times, serious sleep disorders can be occurred due to medical conditions such as back problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep-related gastro esophageal reflux, neck problems peptic ulcer, and fibrosis syndrome. Any injury in the brain such as neurodegenerative diseases or sleep apnea is also possible reason for sleep disorders. Another major contributing factor is breathing issues in circumstances such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Cannon says that there are many things that you can do to help yourself get a good night’s sleep:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders
  • Determine in what way your habits at the daytime affect the quality of your sleep at night
  • Identify the role that your circadian rhythms play in sleep disorder
  • Realize when you need to contact a doctor about sleep disorders
Dr. Cannon has treated sleep disorders like:

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
As a specialist, she observes the brain waves, sleep patterns, rapid eye movements, heart rate, using monitoring devices attached to the patient’s body. After diagnosing the exact issue, she then designs a treatment program for the patient so that it can ultimately benefit him or her. 

Dr. Lisa Marie Cannon is a board-certified physician living in New Jersey. She specializes in internal medicine, critical care, and pulmonary medicine, and has had in excess of fifteen years of experience in her field. She has received her initial medical education at New York Medical College and got her board certifications in critical care, internal medicine and pulmonary disease gradually. Dr. Cannon focuses in the surgical care of patients with colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, complex anorectal disorders, and other disorders of the rectum and colon.

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