Signs and symptoms of Sleep Disorders

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Feb 27, 2012

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Signs and symptoms of Sleep Disorders

If you lie awake for long in bed at night or frequently doze off during the day, you probably have a sleep disorder. If you think you have a sleep disorder consult your physician and/or a sleep specialist as this can result in poor health and mood, and can negatively affect your overall performance (motivation, relationships, and job performance).


[Read: How to Prevent Sleep Disorders]


The signs and symptoms of a variety of sleep disorders can be similar such as excessive daytime sleepiness or may vary depending on the specific sleep disorder. Read on to know the common signs and symptoms of various sleep disorders.

  • Insomnia: Difficulty in falling and staying asleep.
  • Loud snoring while sleeping.
  • Pauses in breathing while sleeping or gasping or choking during sleep.
  • Feeling tired even after sleeping through the night.
  • Poor quality of sleep or disrupted sleep.
  • Restless sleep or night sweats.
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness. Problems with staying awake in the daytime or falling and sleeping at inappropriately places such as work, and while driving.
  • Difficulty in concentration and memory problems.
  • Agitation, irritability or short-temper.
  • Morning headaches, dry mouth.
  • Depression.
  • Very vivid dreams.
  • Systemic hypertension or cardiovascular problems.


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These are some of the symptoms of sleep disorders. Consult your doctor or a sleep specialist if you suspect that you or someone close to you (family member or friend) has a sleep disorder. Sleep studies can help to diagnose sleep disorder and aid appropriate treatment to improve your sleep.

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