Common Sleep Disorders
Loud snoring and breathing pauses at night may signal a serious medical condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea / Hypopnea Syndrome. OSA, if left untreated, can lead to serious medical conditions like high blood pressure, strokes, pulmonary hypertension or heart failure.
For more information: www.sleepapnea.org
Insomnia can be triggered by stress, depression, illness, or medication. It can put you on a treadmill of worry and over time build anxiety and irritability. When you have sleeplessness that lasts longer than a month, it may be time to talk to your doctor.
For more information: www.americaninsomniaassociation.org
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder of sleep regulation that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. People with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime sleepiness and uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the daytime.
For more information: www.narcolepsynetwork.org
Restless Leg Syndrome / Periodic leg movements:
Periodic leg movements in sleep are associated with a waking disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). Involuntary leg twitching and jerking can disrupt your sleep, leaving you tired and sleepy during the day.
For more information: www.rls.org