A common condition defined as a pause in breathing while sleeping that lasts ten seconds or longer and occurs occur 20 to 30 times in an hour. It can be life threatening.
Most commonly, air does not flow into your lungs through your mouth or nose, causing the amount of oxygen in your blood to drop.
Symptoms may include frequent waking episodes and a “choking” or “gasping” sound.
Snoring occurs when the airway has some form of obstruction.
Although it seems common, snoring can be a sign of a more serious breathing problem. Snoring can also interfere with the quality of sleep due to frequent waking episodes, which may lead to sleepiness during the day.
People with insomnia (also known as DIMS) have trouble initiating and maintaining sleep.
Symptoms usually include difficulty falling asleep even when tired, requiring sleeping pills or alcohol to fall asleep, waking frequently throughout the night, waking too early in the morning without feeling refreshed and daytime sleepiness.
Excessive daytime sleepiness and feeling drowsy even after a good night of sleep.
Symptoms include constant sleepiness, frequent napping, overly long nighttime sleeping, irritability, mild depression, memory loss and lack of concentration.
People with narcolepsy have a difficult time staying awake, and may experience sleep attacks where they suddenly fall asleep.
People with narcolepsy may have trouble at school, work and in their social lives. Attacks can be dangerous if they happen while driving, walking or other activities.
People with restless leg syndrome have an almost uncontrollable urge to move their legs.
An uncomfortable tingly or creeping sensation while resting, usually in the evening or at night.
The legs, and sometimes arms, move repetitively and uncontrollably while awake or asleep.