Saturday, March 17, 2007

REM sleep behavior disorder and Chronic Tiredness

Not many people know the connection between Tiredness and REM sleep behavior disorder - RBD.

Lately scientific researches show clearly that:

* Better sleep, better health
* Good sleep even helps to preserve health

Good Night's Sleep absence affects our health and causes chronic Tiredness, irreversible damage to the human's immune system and even develops neurological disorders.

Sleep is a much more complicated process than most people realize. It gives the human brain some resting time to complete a number of complex tasks. It is accomplished through 5 different sleep stages, most commonly known are REM and NREM - Rapid and Non-rapid Eye Movement.

NREM is divided into 4 different stages. During NREM the brain and the body organs are more relaxed and the tonus is significantly lowered.

REM occurs during 20-25% of sleep period and is associated with Dreaming. During REM the brain and the organs become completely active in an almost similar way to wakefulness: the eye movement and the blood pressure rises, breathing becomes irregular and there is even a lose of muscle tone (paralysis). When Paralysis during REM is absent or incomplete the person suffers from REM sleep Behavior Disorder - RBD.
The Person suffering RBD usually awakes with a feeling of tiredness (fatigue), loss of energy, no mood, and difficulty to concentrate and finish common daily tasks. All of the above affect the relationships with the family members, and with friends.

Some of the people suffering from RBD developed serious neurodegenerative diseases during several years. One of them is Parkinson's disease.

However, not all the persons with RBD developed that disease and it is a complex task to find relationship between RBD and Parkinson's disease.

The main symptom for REM sleep behavior disorder is dream enacting behaviors, sometime violent, causing self injury or injury of bad partner. Because of that, people with RBD need careful follow-up.

The symptoms of RBD can be successfully controlled with medications. The treatment should be continued indefinitely because with discontinuation of it, violent behavior and nightmares promptly recur.

According to all of the above, it is very important to diagnose and treat all sleep disorders right on time, before they become chronic and are the reason to appearance of complications.

There is a lot of valuable information on the net related to the issue above. One can find answers to all possible questions and even the latest updates.

Some studies are giving very helpful info and Natural Methods of treatment for REM Sleep Disorder and Chronic Tiredness too.

One of them is Tina Hagen's book "End Tiredness Program".
The program is taking care of the human body condition instead of the symptoms. The efficiency of the program is proven by practice on volunteers and on enthusiastic readers that successfully tried methods described in the book. Since published more and more people choose "End Tiredness Program".

Tina Hagen is a counselor and tiredness expert which focuses on working with police officers and fire fighters. There are different reasons why people feel tired but Tina believes that whatever the cause is - tiredness must be treated. The treatment is always the same - You have first to determine why you feel tired and then do something about it.