Sometimes a person may display symptoms of two or more dyssomnias. When this happens, unspecified dyssomnia is usually the diagnosis given. Because of the inability to pin it to a single type of sleep disorder, the causes may vary quite a bit from person to person. In general, however, they will include several physical and psychological factors. The symptoms may also be different because of the unspecified nature of this sleep disorder, but if they are noticed, getting diagnosis is important. If unspecified dyssomnia is diagnosed, we have online therapy here at GoMentor.com that can help. Before showing how, here are some other facts about unspecified dyssomnia.
Causes of Unspecified Dyssomnia
The exact causes of unspecified dyssomnia may not be known because of the appearance of symptoms from different dyssomnias, but for most it may be a combination of several physical or psychological reasons. There has quite a bit of work narrowing down the areas of the brain that control sleep related activities, but there is still a lot to be learned. Even without everything being known about the causes of unspecified dyssomnia, there is quite a bit known about diagnosing and treating this sleep disorder.
Symptoms and Dangers of Unspecified Dyssomnia
The primary sign of this sleep disorder is that there will be symptoms from multiple dyssomnias. That means that some or all of the symptoms associated with the other sleep disorders may appear with unspecified dyssomnia. This can make it a little difficult to self-diagnosis this sleep disorder. A wrong diagnosis or ignoring the symptoms can have drastic negative effects on a person's life, affecting them physically or emotionally. Because of these dangers associated with unspecified dyssomnia, treatment options should be weighed carefully.
Treatment for Unspecified Dyssomnia
While there are some unknowns that come with unspecified dyssomnia, there are quite a few treatment options available. Here at GoMentor.com, for example, we offer online therapy for this and other sleep disorders. You can book online therapy sessions with therapists who specialize in unspecified dyssomnia, especially dealing with the unknown nature of this particular sleep disorder. In addition to their guidance, we also have an online self-help forum that can offer emotional support for unspecified dyssomnia.
Definition of Unspecified Dyssomnia
When a person exhibits symptoms from various dyssomnias but there is no way to tie it to one particular type, it is usually diagnosed as unspecified dyssomnia. While the exact causes of this sleep disorder are unknown, treatment including therapy and counseling is recommended.
Symptoms of / Reasons for Unspecified Dyssomnia
- Sleeplessness not related to a medical cause, drug use, or other mental disorders
- Difficulty sleeping in unknown places
- Suppression of feelings
- Problems getting to sleep
- Problems staying asleep
- Falling asleep suddenly
- Unnatural sleep patterns
- Excessive naps during the day
- Sleep is not refreshing