What is a Sleep Disorder?

From Apnea to Zzzz’s

A sleep disorder can be defined as a disturbance in one’s normal sleep patterns. A sleep disorder can be temporary, intermittent, or lifelong and is often accompanied by daytime sleepiness and nightly sleep disruption. Many sleep disorders interfere with a person’s mental and emotional health and can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Persons with sleep disorders are also at increased risk of automobile and industrial accidents and may experience decreased mental ability, productivity and quality of life.

Who Suffers from Sleep Disorders?

Millions of people suffer from sleep disorders. A person’s age, gender, family history, environment and lifestyle can be contributing factors to a sleep related disorder. If you have ever experienced snoring, fatigue, sleepiness, frequent waking, insomnia, forgetfulness, irritability, restless legs, sleepwalking, grinding teeth during sleep, or morning headaches, you may have a sleep disorder.

Is There a Cure?

Most sleep disorders are easily treatable. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, snoring, periodic limb movements, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, circadian sleep phase disorders, or REM sleep behavior disorder, contact Minnesota Sleep Institute to put your sleep disorder to rest.

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