Snorting & Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Snoring is often a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition in which breathing actually stops for up to minutes at a time creating a potentially life-threatening situation. If left untreated, the condition can contribute to daytime sleepiness and can increase your risk for stroke or heart attack. Fortunately, sleep specialists today can diagnose sleep disorders to aid in preventing a life threatening situation.
Periodic Leg Movement
Involuntary leg twitching and jerking can disrupt your sleep, leaving you tired and sleepy during the day. Cramping and leg discomfort are other symptoms of this common sleep problem.
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep during the night is called insomnia. Persistent insomnia can leave you feeling tired and irritable. Your daily activities, work and relationships may suffer. Insomnia can be brought on by stress, depression, medications, irregular sleep schedule, and physical illness.
Narcolepsy is a neurological condition characterized by daytime sleep attacks, sleepiness and lack of energy. If you have this disorder, you may also find that your muscles weaken when you are angry, surprised or amused. Other symptoms may include disturbing dreams just as you are falling asleep and muscle paralysis when you are falling asleep or awakening.