June 13, 2022
Sleeping is necessary for life, like eating or breathing, and can be easily affected both by the physical environment and by age. Sleep disorders are common in the population and can generate problems with both sleep quality and overall health. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders-3 classifies these problems into 7 categories: insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, central disorders of hypersomnolence, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, sleep-related movement, parasomnias, and other sleep disorders. One of the most common disorders is insomnia, which is defined as “difficulty in falling asleep or maintaining the sleep state during the night” and affects a significant percentage of the general population.