What Causes Disturbed Sleep?
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.
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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:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "disturbed sleep" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- Lack Of Sleep
- Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
- Aspartame/Neotame Side-Effects
- PMS D
- Low Carbohydrate Diet Consequences
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Low Serotonin
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
being easily irritated
frequent bowel movement changes
sudden shortness of breath
daily morning stiffness
frequent unexplained nausea
... and more than 100 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of disturbed sleep:
|Lack Of Sleep
|Low Carbohydrate Diet Consequences
|Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Sleep-Related Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about quality of sleep:
How is your quality of sleep generally, when you are able to sleep without interruption or pain?
→ Usually broken up / disturbed
→ Sometimes broken up / disturbed
→ Average/sound / don't know
→ Generally deep
→ Always deep
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate disturbed sleep, somewhat disturbed sleep, being a normal sleeper or being a deep sleeper, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
Low Melatonin Level
A history of light, anxious, restless sleep is often evidence of low melatonin levels.
... and also rule out issues such as:
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