Information For Ailments Beginning I & J
Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning, even though you've had enough opportunity to sleep. Most people have problems sleeping at some point in their life. It's thought that a third of people in the UK have bouts of insomnia. Insomnia tends to be more common in women and more likely to occur with age. It's difficult to define what normal sleep is as everyone is different. Your age, lifestyle, environment and diet all play a part in influencing the amount of sleep you need.
The British Sleep Society is an professional organisation for medical, scientific and healthcare workers dealing with sleeping disorders.
Joint Committee on Mobility of Blind and Partially Sighted People, believes that blind, deafblind and partially sighted people should be able to move around and use buildings, streets and transport facilities safely and independently. People who have sight loss can apply for Free bus travel, and can apply for discounted cards for Taxi and Train travel.
Joint hypermobility means that some or all of the joints have an unusually large range of movement. People with hypermobility are particularly supple and able to move their limbs into positions that other people find impossible. Many people with hypermobile joints do not have any problems and do not need treatment. However, joint hypermobility can sometimes cause unpleasant symptoms, such as:
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Dislocated joints – when the joint comes out if its correct position
- Soft tissue injuries, such as tenosynovitis (inflammation of the protective sheath around a tendon)
If hypermobility causes these types of symptoms it is often called joint hypermobility syndrome.
The Hypermobility Syndrome Association provides information for people with Joint Hypermobility.
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