People plagued with irregular sleep patterns complain of
disturbed sleep, which is frequently unstructured. The condition is quite
common among people, based on the findings of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). If you have irregular sleep syndrome, you probably sleep for 1-4 hours
at a time, implying you experience multiple sleep sessions in a day. Based on a
recent study, the longest or continuous is usually between 2 am and 6 am in the
According to an article published on https://www.huffpost.com, approx
30-40 percent of men and women can sleep for less than seven hours every night,
according to a report by the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention. It
means people plagued with sleep-wake disorder, are sleep deprived. Read on to
learn more about this condition.
Reasons for the irregular
The key reason is the lack of circadian rhythm that controls
phases of rest and sleeplessness in humans. If you do not have a definite
schedule or routine, you are more likely to develop this condition. The problem
increases as you age, however, your age is not the key factor of developing
sleep-wake syndrome. Other psychiatric and neurological conditions are
responsible for developing this condition in aged people.
The major reasons for irregular sleep-wake syndrome include
erratic or irregular shift timings, which mean switching between late-night
shifts one week and day shifts the next week. The condition is also prevalent
among people who travel among diverse time zones. Though irregular sleep-wake rhythm disorder is not a medical emergency, consulting a doctor will do no
harm. The medical professional may recommend you to sleep at normal times
instead of unusual hours, if possible. You can also seek medical care if cannot
figure what factors contribute to this condition.
sleep-wake disorder in control
Although there is no simple remedy to treat this condition,
a couple of lifestyle changes and therapies help considerably. These include:
Making your sleeping environment suitable is the best way to
rest during the night. Besides, if you visit a medical professional or a therapist,
talk about your sleeping patterns or habits. If you have insomnia or you feel
drowsy during the day, report such symptoms to your doctor. Accordingly, the
doctor would suggest a couple of therapies and changes in lifestyle so that you
can sleep soundly at night.
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