Secondary Sleep Disorder

A Secondary Sleep Disorder is when a disturbed night’s sleep comes from another form of disease in the mind or the body. Therefore, your lack of sleep is not caused by a sleep disorder but by another factor in you mind/body that causes a disruption of sleep. For example, if you are suffering from depression, this can result in disruptive sleep. It is important that you establish whether you are suffering from a sleeping disorder or another disease/condition that could be causing a sleep disorder. The right treatment will rely on the right diagnosis. Thus, it would be highly recommended to monitor your sleeping patterns in order to aid the right diagnosis. Read Primary Sleep Disorder.