Aeroflow Healthcare helps many adults understand their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. But just because you aren’t getting a restful night’s sleep doesn’t mean sleep apnea is the cause. More than 70 million people suffer from some form of sleep disorder, and there are roughly 80 different kinds of sleep disorders. Here is more information about the top four sleep disorders:
Insomnia is considered the most common sleep disorder according to sleep experts. It’s estimated that over 60% of the general population could suffer from insomnia. Symptoms: difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, fatigue during the day, severe mood swings, difficulty concentrating
- Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea is one of the most dangerous sleep disorders. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked during sleep, preventing proper amounts of oxygen to the brain. Symptoms: gasping for air during the night, snoring, daytime sleepiness, recurring awakening throughout the night.
- Night Terrors and Sleepwalking
The sleep disorders of night terrors and sleepwalking is more common in adolescents, but can also be experienced by adults. These interruptions happen during REM sleep cycle, meaning they are usually not remembered. Symptoms: daytime sleepiness, awake in an awkward place, unknown injuries during sleep
Narcolepsy is a sleep and brain disorder causing extreme sleepiness during normal daytime hours. These “sleep attacks” usually come on suddenly and can last from seconds to several minutes. Unfortunately, narcolepsy is an incurable condition lasting the rest of a person’s life. Symptoms: falling asleep during normal daytime hours, uncontrollable urge to sleep in any place or position or time of day If you are experiencing daytime sleepiness, talk to your doctor about possible sleep disorders. Contact Aeroflow Healthcare if you are interested in sleep testing and treatment for Sleep Apnea through CPAP use.