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Sleep Disorders

Signs You May Need a Sleep Study:

  • Snoring
  • Told by others that breathing stops while you sleep
  • Awaken suddenly gasping for a breath
  • Sleep is restless and disturbed
  • Fear of not being able to go back to sleep after waking up
  • Have family members with sleep problems (i.e. parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters?)
  • Overweight
  • Sweat while sleeping
  • Wake up with headaches
  • Increased irritability
  • Feel fatigued
  • Excessively sleepy during the daytime
  • Accidentally fall asleep at inopportune times (i.e. driving, working at desk, watching TV, in conversations with other people)
  • Difficulty with sexual functioning

Other Sleep-related issues:

  • Periodic Leg Movements- legs kicking at night disrupting sleep
  • Narcolepsy- falls asleep without warning; vivid dreaming, strong emotions associated with sudden weakness
  • RBD (REM Behavior Disorder)- acting out dreams
  • Seizures
  • Insomnia

For more information, call 816-655-5394.