Do I Have a Sleep Disorder?

Find out what's causing your tossing and turning so you can finally get a good night's sleep.

Wondering if you have a sleep disorderNational Sleep Awareness Week is a great opportunity to find out. Ask yourself the following questions to help determine if indeed you're suffering from a sleep disorder, and more importantly, to put you on the path to finally getting a good night's sleep.

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?
While everyone has trouble sleeping now and again, regular or chronic insomnia is a sleep disorder and very often the symptom of an underlying problem. 

Do you wake in the morning feeling refreshed or are you still very tired?
Not everyone is a "morning person," however if you're truly tired and have difficulty getting up in the morning, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder and not sleeping soundly through the night.

Do you wake up in the morning with a headache?
Morning headaches can be a sign of a sleep disorder that's preventing you from getting the quantity and quality of sleep that leaves you feeling rejuvenated.

Do you often cough at night or wake abruptly trying to catch your breath?
Sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are two conditions that can easily disrupt a person's sleep.

Do you wake to urinate frequently during the night?
If so you may have nocturia, which can simply be associated with age or is sometimes a symptom of an underlying problem.

Do you find that your legs are restless when you're trying to sleep?
Restless legs syndrome or periodic limb movement disorder (PMLD) can both result in sleepless nights.

A sleep disorder can interfere with your work, relationships and everyday life. In addition, it can be a symptom of a more serious underlying health problem. To learn more about sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment, visit the Medical Center of Lewisville Sleep Diagnostic Institute online or call us at 972.420.7400.

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