The five most common sleep disorders

5 Most Common Sleep Disorders

It is estimated that nearly 75% of adults in the United States suffer from some sort of sleep disorder at least once during the week. If you’re reading this blog, and are familiar with Aeroflow Sleep Apnea and Cheap CPAP Supplies, chances know a fair bit about the most potentially dangers sleep disorder, Sleep Apnea. But what are the others? Here is a quick list of the 5 most common sleep disorders affecting adults in the United States.

  1. Sleep Apnea – Roughly 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and many are going untreated. Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder that prevents airflow during sleep, and therefore causing fatigue and exhaustion during the day. It can be treated with CPAP Therapy, improved diet, and exercise.
  2. Insomnia – Nearly 50% of Americans report to having experienced insomnia symptoms at least once a week. Insomnia, like sleep apnea, affects your body’s ability to get adequate rest at night causing fatigue and daytime exhaustion, but unlike sleep apnea, is not caused by an inability to gain airflow.
  3. Restless Leg Syndrome – Also known as RLS, is a sleep disorder where one has the need to move their legs in order to stop unpleasant sensations. Because these unpleasant sensations can keep you awake as can the moving of your legs, it can affect your sleep health. RLS becomes more common in those over 40.
  4. Narcolepsy – Narcolepsy affects 1 in every 2000 people and many who have it aren’t even aware. Unlike the other sleep disorders mentioned on this list, Narcolepsy does not affect you while you are asleep so much as it does when you are awake. Narcoleptics are known for randomly dosing during the day, especially in relaxing surroundings.
  5. Night Terrors – Night terrors are less common than the above sleep disorders, only about 2.2% of adults have night terrors, which are classified as very vivid, lifelike dreams that cause the sleeper to wake up confused, scared or disoriented.

If you, or someone that you know is suffering from Sleep Apnea, please have them contact us. We would be more than happy to offer a sleep test. You can call Aeroflow’s Sleep Apnea division at (888) 345-1780.

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