Some Medical Conditions That Cause Sleep Deprivation

By: Leonard Garrett

Medical conditions can cause you to lose the ability to get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation that is caused medically can actually come in a number of forms.

For example, chronic pain conditions that do not allow you to sleep well during the night can lead to sleep deprivation. Chronic pain is any type of pain that lingers or lasts. This type of pain can come from a sore back or problems with your legs. It can be a discomfort that you face because of the way you have treated yourself physically.

Physical and mental conditions can also lead to sleep deprivation. Here are a few of the ones that you may be experiencing.

&bull Asthma - In some cases, the medication that is provided to treat asthma conditions can also contribute to the inability to sleep well at night. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways, which are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs.

&bull Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is another condition that may contribute to the inability to sleep well. Many have snoring and sleeping disorders that leave them facing countless problems sleeping.

&bull Depression can also be a cause of sleep deprivation. Not only can this happen, but chronic insomnia can cause a depression and anxiety disorder in many patients. Depression has been characterized as a "whole-body" illness, involving your body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way you eat and sleep and the way you feel about yourself. Those that suffer from bipolar disorder also have problems sleeping well.

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