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Sleep Disorders

Insomnia The most common sleep complaint occurs when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or do not feel refreshed in the morning. Daytime fatigue and other effects of insomnia can impact nearly every aspect of your life. MORE>>Sleep apnea Untreated obstructive sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing during sleep. People who have this common and serious sleep disorder frequently snore loudly or make choking noises as they try to breathe. MORE>>Jet Lag When you travel across multiple time zones, you may have trouble adjusting to the new schedule because your circadian rhythms are still aligned with the previous time zone. Jet lag is a temporary condition. MORE>>Narcolepsy This lifelong sleep disorder makes you feel overwhelmingly tired, with the potential for sudden uncontrollable sleep attacks. Narcolepsy can impact nearly every aspect of your life. MORE>>Restless legs syndrome The symptoms of restless legs syndrome make it difficult to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. You may lie down and begin to feel burning or itching inside your legs. These symptoms may go away when you get up. MORE>>Parasomnias This group of sleep disorders involves unwanted events or experiences that occur while you are falling asleep, sleeping or waking up. If you have a parasomnia, you may find it difficult to sleep through the night. MORE>>Shift work If you have difficulty adjusting to a non-traditional work schedule that occurs when most people sleep, you may have shift work disorder. Your quality of sleep may be poor and you may feel fatigued or exhausted. MORE>>Snoring You snore when the flow of air from breathing makes the tissues in the back of your throat vibrate. Snoring can be a nuisance your partner and anyone nearby. MORE>>