Sleep Disorders

What Causes Sleep Disorders?

In order to deal properly with sleep disorders we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow sleep disorders to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind sleep disorders consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to sleep disorders.  Here are three possibilities:
  • Vasectomy Side-Effects
  • Depression
  • Magnesium Toxicity

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
regular episodes of diarrhea
regular unexplained sadness/crying
recurring depression
occasional drowsiness
suicidal thoughts
being very easily irritated
low systolic blood pressure
antidepressant drug use
depression in family members
joint pain/swelling/stiffness
shortness of breath when at rest
frequent unexplained nausea
... and more than 30 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of sleep disorders:
Cause Probability Status
Vasectomy Side-Effects 90% Confirm
Depression 23% Unlikely
Magnesium Toxicity 3% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate sleeping-related problems, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you been diagnosed with a sleep disorder such as Hypersomnolence or Narcolepsy?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Similar sleep disorder / doctors uncertain
→ Hypersomnolence
→ Narcolepsy
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of sleep disorder, having an uncertain sleep disorder, having hypersomnolence or having narcolepsy, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Magnesium Toxicity

The symptoms of magnesium toxicity include central nervous system depression, muscle weakness, fatigue and sleepiness.

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