There are nights when you just can’t seem to fall asleep. It’s something most of us have to deal with every once in a while.
But when it’s consistently a problem, it qualifies as a sleep disorder and you should consider seeking medical advice.
This course will provide you with most of the basic information about various kinds of sleep disorders and about what constitutes a healthy sleeping pattern.
We all need to sleep; both our bodies and our minds require the rest. When we are asleep, our muscles relax and our brainwaves, heartbeat and respiration are all slowed down. All these physiological changes have to happen, so that we can feel well-rested and face the next day.
Unfortunately, some of us don’t consistently sleep well. Sleep disorders exist in all shapes and sizes and have different effects on everyone. Some are temporary, others can be permanent. These disorders can result from physiological as well as from psychological problems.
About the course
This course consists of a 84-page e-book, available in .pdf format, that contains all the basic information about sleep disorders. It goes into the various kinds of sleep disorders and associated maladies and into the five factors that contribute to healthy sleeping patterns. It was developed in cooperation between Stichting Gezondheid and Alex Schuitemaker, owner of www.inslaap.nl.
This particular version of the course is entirely in English. The same materials are also available in Dutch; see http://interplein.nl/course/slapen-gezond-slapen-slaapstoornissen/.