Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) | Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

14) Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders, those that impair a person’s ability to rest at night, have far-reaching implications in daily life. For example, patients suffering from regular sleeping disorders often also suffer from physical exhaustion, poor cognitive performance, memory loss, inability to concentrate, and difficulty fulfilling professional, familial, or social obligations.The most common sleep disorders are insomnia, narcolepsy, and sleep apnea. Sleepwalking and restless leg syndrome can also be considered sleep disorders. In cases of IBS, no direct correlation has been established with sleeping disorders. However, patients with IBS are statistically more likely to suffer from a sleep disorder and vice versa.