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Sleep Disorders

Confusional Arousals This parasomnia causes you to act in a very strange and confused way as you wake up or just after waking. It may appear that you don’t know where you are or what you are doing.
MORE>>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>>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>>Nightmare Disorder Frequent nightmares that prevent you from getting a good night's sleep are considered a sleep disorder. People with nightmare disorder may fear going to sleep or have difficulty falling back asleep because of intense nightmares.  
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>>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>>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>>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>>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>>