Causes of Sleep Disorder & Diagnosis

CAUSES OF SLEEP DISORDER : There are many conditions diseases and disorders that can be the causes of sleep disorders. In many cases sleep disorder develops as a result of an underlying health problem.

causes of sleep disorder


Allergy coma cold coma and upper respiratory infection can make it challenging to breathe at night the inability to breathe through one’s nose can also be one of the causes sleep disorder.

FREQUENT URINATION: Nocturia or Frequent urination may disturb one sleep by causing want to wake up during the night hormonal imbalances and diseases of the urinary track may contribute to the development of this condition.


 Constant pain makes it difficult to fall asleep even wake up one after falling asleep. Some of the most common causes of chronic pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Persistent Headache
  • Continuous Lower Back Pain

 In some cases, chronic pain may be exhibited by sleep disorders

STRESS AND ANXIETY stress and anxiety have a negative impact on sleep quality nightmares sleep talking / sleepwalking may also disrupt one’s sleep


Doctors perform a physical examination and gather information about one’s symptoms and medical history. They may also order various tests including:

POLYSOMNOGRAPHY (PSG):  this is a lab sleep study that evaluates oxygen levels body movements and brain waves to determine how they disrupt sleep vs home sleep study HST that is performed in once own home and is used to diagnose sleep apnea.

ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM (EEG): this is a test that assesses electrical activity in the brain and detect any potential problem associated with this activity it is a part of polysomnography.

MULTIPLE SLEEP LATENCY TEST this datetime napping study is used in conjunction with a PSG (Polysomnography) at night to help diagnose narcolepsy these tests can be crucial in determining the right course of treatment for sleep disorders

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