More than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, though an estimated 95 percent of these sufferers are undiagnosed and untreated, according to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders. There are many types of sleep disorders and some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental and emotional functioning. Serious disorders of sleeping and waking interfere with quality of life and personal health — and may also endanger the public when people fall asleep while driving.
Some of the more common sleep disorders include the following and reflect the diversity of potential causes:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Periodic limb movement disorder and restless legs syndrome (RLS)
- REM (rapid eye movement) Behavior Disorder
- Sleep and the heart
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have a sleep disorder. Multiple symptoms increase the likelihood of an underlying sleep disorder.
- Snore loudly
- Awaken gasping or choking for air
- Awaken in the morning feeling fatigued
- Have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep (insomnia)
- Are restless or move your legs (that is, kick) while asleep
- Are disturbed by unusual behaviors (nightmares, sleepwalking, dream enactments, tongue biting, bedwetting, etc.) while asleep
- Fall asleep while driving
- Have creepy-crawly feeling in your legs
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