How do I know if I have a sleeping disorder?

How do I know if I have a sleeping disorder?

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    Jany LinJany Lin

    One possible way to diagnose a sleep disorder is to keep track of your sleeping patterns and any associated symptoms. Here are some signs that you could be having trouble sleeping:

    If you often have trouble nodding off after twenty to thirty minutes of turning in for the night, you could be suffering from insomnia. You could be experiencing trouble sleeping if you find yourself waking up many times throughout the night or if you wake up too early and find it difficult to get back to sleep. There may be an issue with the quality of your sleep or a sleep disorder if you continue to feel overly sleepy or weary throughout the day, even after a decent night’s sleep. Snoring that is both loud and frequent, especially if it is followed by gasping for air or pauses in breathing, may be an indication of obstructive sleep apnea.

    An uncomfortable sensation in the legs, particularly at night, or an uncontrollable need to move the legs are symptoms of restless legs syndrome. A sleep disorder like sleep apnea might be the cause of your frequent headaches upon waking. It may be more difficult to concentrate, retain information, and make rational judgments if you don’t get enough good sleep. Chronic sleep loss and sleep problems may cause mood fluctuations, irritability, depression, and drowsiness.

    Unusual sleep activities like sleepwalking, sleep paralysis, or dreams that act out are symptoms of sleep disorders. Perceptions of your bed partner: They may be able to detect little movements in your body, such as snoring, gasping for air, or leg movements, as you sleep. If you often have any of these symptoms, it is crucial to see a medical professional. They can diagnose the cause of your sleep problems and provide treatments to help you feel better and sleep better.

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