You might have a sleep disorder if:
Your snoring disturbs your bed partner
You have trouble falling asleep at night more than three times a week.
You wake up often during the night.
You feel tired throughout the day.
You find yourself falling asleep while driving, at work or in class.
You have an itchy, crawly feeling in your legs.
You wake up with a headache or a dry/sore throat.
What are the most common sleep disorders?
Sleep apnea, in which breathing stops or gets very shallow during sleep. Each pause typically lasts 10-20 seconds or more, and can occur 20 to 30 times an hour.
Insomnia, which includes difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, waking up too early and/or poor quality of sleep.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), characterized by a strong, often uncontrollable urge to move your legs immediately before sleep, or other odd feelings like burning, prickling, itching or tingling.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), in which patients have repetitive, uncontrollable and often imperceptive muscle spasms during non-REM sleep.
Narcolepsy, sometimes called “sleep attacks,” means falling asleep at unusual times and in awkward places.
Parasomnias, a category of undesirable physical or verbal behaviors during sleep, such as sleepwalking, bed-wetting, teeth grinding, frequent nightmares, night terrors, nocturnal seizures or sleep paralysis.