WHAT IS A SLEEP DISORDER?

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)

  • A common, yet serious and potentially life-threatening, sleep disorder in which your breathing temporarily stops during sleep due to blockage of the upper airway.
  • The pauses in breathing interrupt your sleep, leading to many awakenings each hour.

SNORING

  • The sound resulting from the vibration of respiratory structures, caused by obstructed air movement during sleep.
  • Snoring is not just an aesthetic problem, rather it is an indication that the person snoring has an airway obstruction of some kind and should be evaluated.
  • Sometimes people snore for years before even realizing they’re doing it, and typically becomes an issue because it is disruptive to others’ sleep.

INSOMNIA

  • The inability to get the amount of sleep you need to wake up feeling rested and refreshed.
  • Insomnia is often a symptom of another problem, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or an underlying health condition.

RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME (RLS)

  • A disorder that causes an almost irresistible urge to move your legs (or arms) while resting or sleeping.
  • The urge to move is usually accompanied by uncomfortable, tingly, aching, or creeping sensations.