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Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are any disorder that affects, disrupts, or involves sleep. There are more than 70 different sleep disorders. Common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and sleepwalking. There are treatments for most sleep disorders and sometimes just having regular sleep habits can help (Check out our Do's and Don'ts of Sleep).

Insomnia
Find out more about insomnia by following the link above.

Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing is interrupted while sleeping. An individual with untreated sleep apnea can sometimes stop breathing hundreds of times during the night.

Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder that causes tingling, pulling, creeping or painful sensations in the legs at night. Symptoms often occur before bed and make it difficult to fall asleep.

Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder in which people lack control over sleep and wakefulness.

For more information on these disorders or any other information on sleep disorders the National Sleep Foundation provides detailed information.