Could You Have a Sleep Disorder? 4 Common Symptoms

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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If you consistently have trouble sleeping or find yourself feeling tired even with 7 to 9 hours of regular sleep, it is possible that you have a sleep disorder.

Here are some other signs and symptoms:

  1. You regularly take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep, you regularly awaken several times each night and then have trouble falling back to sleep, or you awaken too early in the morning.

  2. During the day, you often feel sleepy, take frequent naps, or fall asleep at inappropriate times.

  3. Your bed partner says that when you sleep, you snore loudly, snort, gasp, make choking sounds, stop breathing for short periods of time, or he or she notices that your legs or arms jerk often during sleep.

  4. You have creeping, tingling, or crawling feelings in your legs or arms that are relieved by moving or massaging them, especially in the evening and when trying to fall asleep.

Note: If you have been having trouble sleeping and think you might have a sleep disorder, be sure to talk with your doctor or a sleep specialist for additional help and support.



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