Is it hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep though the night? Do you wake up feeling tired or feel very sleepy during the day, even if you have had enough sleep? You might have a sleep disorder. The most common kinds are
- Insomnia - a hard time falling or staying asleep
- Sleep apnea - breathing interruptions during sleep
- Restless legs syndrome - a tingling or prickly sensation in the legs
- Narcolepsy - daytime "sleep attacks"
Nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, sleep talking, head banging, wetting the bed and grinding your teeth are kinds of sleep problems called parasomnias. There are treatments for most sleep disorders. Sometimes just having regular sleep habits can help.
- More than 40 million of Americans experience a sleep problem.
- Insomnia is a common health problem which can cause excessive daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy.
- One in 3 adults occasionally has insomnia while 1 in 10 adults have chronic insomnia.
- Narcolepsy may affect 150,000 (1 in 2,000) people or more in the United States.
- Just about everyone snores occasionally.
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