A sleep disorder, known also as somnipathy, is a condition in which the sleep is disturbed. This condition can be serious and interfere with regular emotional, mental, physical, and social functioning. When the person finds it hard to sleep or cannot stay asleep for a long moment without clear cause, the disorder is called insomnia.
Sleeping disorders describe a state in which the affected person exhibits unhealthy sleep patterns. These include sleeplessness (when falling asleep or trying to stay asleep) or overwhelming drowsiness, sleep-related trouble of breathing (like sleep apnea, associated with snoring and temporary cessation of breathing) or movement (such as “restless leg syndrome”), as well as changes in sleep and similar complaints.
Sleeping disorders are very common. Because they can occur on their own or together with other illnesses, it is recommended that the affected person sees a doctor to discover the cause. The following sleep hygiene has negative influence on sleep: light, noise, rich foods before bedtime, consuming alcohol or coffee, smoking, psychological and physical stress, work shifts or irregular working times.
Lack of sleep can have devastating results, for example, traffic accidents, losing one’s job, or psychological problems. Treatment usually involves the reestablishment of sleep hygiene, in other words, taking measures to promote healthy sleep patterns. If these measures show no clear improvement in quality of sleep, sleep-inducing drugs are an option, though this may lead to dependence. Plant extracts, such as valerian, hops, or lavender may be more suitable.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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