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Primary Sleep Disorder Suggestions

(Also Known As: Sleep Disorders Suggestions, Sleep Problem Suggestions, Hypersomnia Suggestions, Dyssomnia Suggestions, Insomnia Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions for Primary Sleep Disorder

Sleep disorders may seriously affect the affected person’s general function in social, personal and occupational aspects. Once a person realizes that their sleeping difficulty already affects their daily functioning, they should seek immediate treatment to correct and alleviate the problem. Self diagnosis, when the affected person observes their sleeping habits and daily routine, is an important aspect to help establish a sleep disorder diagnosis by a clinician. Keeping a sleep diary is one way to help highlight the lifestyle factors that can be related to and affect the quality of sleep one gets. This will also help a sleep specialist identify the factors that cause sleep disturbance and makes the assessment and diagnosis more accurate. The information logged on the sleep diary should include the following:

  • Time you went to bed and woke up (total sleep hours)
  • Quality of your sleeping time that you were awake and in activity (e.g., stayed in bed with eyes closed, or got up, had a glass of milk, and meditated)
  • Types and amount of food, caffeine, liquids or alcohol you consumed before bed as well as the times of consumption
  • Feelings and moods before bed such as happiness, sadness, stress, anxiety
  • Drugs or medications taken, amounts taken, and times of consumption

Could You Have Primary Sleep Disorder?

Primary Sleep Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Dyssomnia – excessive sleepiness, inadequate quantity of sleep, sleeping difficulty, insomnia
Hypersomnia – excessive daytime sleepiness, daytime napping, anxiety, irritability, depression, restlessness
Narcolepsy – chronic sleep disorder, dyssomnia, insomnia, disturbed sleep, cataplexy