Disturbed sleep can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'life-threatening'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose disturbed sleep, we could:
|Lack Of Sleep||5%||Ruled out|
|Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia||2%||Ruled out|
|Anorexia/Starvation Tendency||0%||Ruled out|
|Low Serotonin||0%||Ruled out|
|Post Traumatic Stress Disorder||0%||Ruled out|
How is your quality of sleep generally, when you are able to sleep without interruption or pain?
Possible responses:→ Usually broken up / disturbed
→ Sometimes broken up / disturbed
→ Average/sound / don't know
→ Generally deep
→ Always deep
Based on doctors' estimates, sleep disturbances are experienced by approximately 75% of Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia sufferers.
A history of light, anxious, restless sleep is often evidence of low melatonin levels.
Patients rarely complain about frequent awakenings due to obstruction, but it does occur.
A heavy pinworm infection can cause difficulty in sleeping.
Regular good sleep habits (non-wakeful rest during the night, not snoring, waking refreshed) tend to contraindicate adrenal stress.