Anxiety sleep disorder involves having trouble sleeping due to excessive rumination and anxiety when you try to sleep. The racing thoughts make it challenging to relax and drift off, leading to insomnia and sleep deprivation.
Trazodone belongs to a class of medications known as SARIs (serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitors). It works by blocking specific serotonin receptors in the brain, dampening overactive neural activity that can interfere with sleep onset and continuity.
ICD-10 refers to the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, a standardized system used by physicians and medical coders to classify diagnoses.
The DSM-5 is the authoritative guide published by the American Psychiatric Association that provides standard criteria for classifying mental disorders. Within the DSM-5, there are several categories related to sleep disorders.
Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), sudden attacks of muscle weakness, hallucinations and disruptions in normal sleep patterns. It affects an estimated 1 in 2,000 people in the US.
From excessive daytime sleepiness to insomnia, sleep disturbances affect millions of Americans. Thankfully, modern medicine provides safe and effective pharmaceutical options to help patients achieve restful slumber.