Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
The most common symptoms include loud snoring, sleepiness during the day, high blood pressure and obesity. A bed partner will often report that the patient will stop breathing during the night. Untreated sleep apnea may cause cardiovascular disease, risk of automobile accidents, decreased quality of life and work.
People with insomnia have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Briefs periods of insomnia are common, but many are chronically affected and may benefit from a formal sleep consultation.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Restless legs can be a source of insomnia and is due to a leg discomfort usually described as a aching or a crawling sensation that occur while at rest, which makes the sufferer feel they must continually move their legs. There symptoms are worse in the evening and night.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
During sleep, people with PLM's have kicking movements of the legs that occur every 20-90 seconds which may disturb their normal sleep as well as the sleep of their partners.
Are a group of sleep disorders that involve unwanted events or experiences that occur while you are falling asleep, sleeping or waking up. Parasomnias may include abnormal movements, behaviors, emotions, perceptions or dreams. Although the behaviors may be complex and appear purposeful to others, you remain asleep during the event and often have no memory that it occurred. If you have a parasomnia, you may find it hard to sleep through the night.
The main symptoms of narcolepsy are excessive and uncontrollable sleepiness, sudden episode of muscles weakness during the day associated with strong emotions (happiness, anger or fear), sensation of being paralyzed while asleep, and vivid dreams upon falling asleep. Proper diagnosis and therapy can greatly improve the quality of life in narcoleptics.
A condition which a person has trouble staying awake during the day. People who have hypersonmnia can fall asleep at any time -- for instance, at work or while they are driving. They may also have other sleep-related problems, including lack of energy and trouble thinking clearly.
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