Sleep Disorder Symptoms
While there are more than 70 distinct sleep disorders, the following are among those most frequently encountered:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OAS)
This disorder is marked by loud, frequent snoring, often in conjunction with other symptoms, The person may experience pauses in breathing while sleeping, followed by gasps or a loud snore. Daytime sleepiness is also associated with OAS.
Those with narcolepsy experience excessive drowsiness during daytime hours and attacks of irresistible sleep at unexpected times.
- Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movements (PLM)
Involuntary leg or arm movements prior to and during sleep can disrupt sleep patterns and lead to daytime sleepiness.
Sleepwalking, night terrors and acting out dreams fall within this category.
Perhaps the most commonly reported sleep disorder, insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact The Sleep Disorders Center at St. Anthony North Hospital 303-629-4980