Sleep Problems and Mood Disorders

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Mood swings can be a result of number of factors combined together. The body rhythm and moods can be disturbed by factors like insufficient or  irregular sleep, mental distress and irregular living styles. Even the irregular and improper sleep or excessive noise can also lead to mood swings. One of the most important factors here is to ensure that you get a proper, as well as scheduled sleep. Following are some sleep problems which can lead to mood related disorders.

 

Common Sleep Problems

Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the common sleep problems which is characterized by difficulty in initiating or maintaining a sound sleep which results in the impairment of performing day-to-day functions properly. Improper sleep due to insomnia also affects victim’s performance during day time. Some of the major characteristics of insomnia are difficulty falling asleep, awakening after short gaps during night, sleeping too little, wakening very early and being unable to sleep again. Moreover, it leads to many physical and mental disorders e.g. it may result in depression, causing the feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness and guilt. Hypomanics makes it nearly impossible for the victim to go to sleep without taking tablets.

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

This is one of the most common circadian-rhythm sleep problems which causes insomnia and daytime sleepiness. This sleep disorder is caused by a short-circuit between biological clock and 24 hour day. Severe or mild depression becomes the underlying cause for this disorder. Moreover, it can also be caused by some medications to treat bipolar disorder.

REM Sleep Abnormalities

REM Sleep Disorder is said to be a reason for many abnormalities like depression, post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia in some forms, and other disorders including psychosis.

Irregular Sleep Wake Disorder

People suffering from Bipolar II usually experience this disorder more often and it mainly results also due to irregular or ill planned schedule of day-to-day activities. The addicts of bipolar drugs and alcohol addicts, who stay awake whole night, looking for drugs, experience reverse sleep-wake cycle.

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