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Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are conditions that result in changes in the way that you sleep. Common types of sleep disorders include:

  • Insomnia – difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night
  • Sleep apnea – experiencing abnormal patterns in breathing while asleep
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS) – a sleep movement disorder that affects the legs
  • Narcolepsy – a condition characterized by extreme sleepiness during the day and falling asleep suddenly during the day

Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms of sleep disorders include:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Trouble falling asleep at night
  • Falling asleep at inappropriate times
  • Breathing in an unusual pattern
  • Feeling the urge to move while falling asleep
  • Unusual or bothersome movements while sleeping
  • Irregular sleep and wake cycle


There are many ways for a Deborah Heart and Lung Center sleep specialist to help sleep disorders. Suggesting the patient undergo a sleep study is usually the first step.

Worried Senior Woman Lying Awake In Bed

Is Poor Sleep Affecting Your Health?

Regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes – and it shortens your life expectancy. It’s now clear that a solid night’s sleep is essential for a long and healthy life.

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