Sleep Disorder Info

Loud Snoring

Loud snoring can actually stop breathing repeatedly, due to complete or partial blockage of the airway by tissue in the nose or throat.

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable sleep episodes during the day which interfere with activities at work, home, or school.Other symptoms include vivid nightmares or hallucinations at the onset of sleep, or sudden muscle weakness during moments of intense emotion such as anger or excitement.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a treatable disorder in which a person stops breathing during sleep. Insomnia affects people who have chronic problems with falling asleep or staying asleep.

Involuntary muscle movement (or Nocturnal Myoclonus)

Involuntary muscle movement includes repetitive kicking, jerking or flexing of arms and legs throughout the night due to involuntary muscle contraction.


Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome is a disorder of the central nervous system that is characterized by a crawling sensation or a restless feeling in the legs when first going to bed.
Factors associated with RLS include pregnancy, low
iron levels or chronic disease such as kidney failure,
diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.