Common Sleep Disorders

An estimated 30 million people nationwide suffer from sleep disorders. Sleep disorders range in severity and treatment options. Below are some of the most common sleep disorders that we treat at The Sleep Disorders Center.

Insomnia
Insomnia is a persistent inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.

Snoring
Snoring is a partial obstruction of the upper airway shown to increase the risk of heart attacks and/or strokes. Loud, heavy snoring also can be a symptom of a more serious disorder known as sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a life threatening disorder that causes a peron to stop breathing periodically while sleeping.

Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a neurological illness characterized by sudden, uncontrollable sleep attacks and persistent daytime sleepiness.

Restless Leg Sydrome (Nocturnal Myoclonus)
Nocturnal Myoclonus is a disorder characterized by excessive movement of the legs during sleep, which causes arousal, also known as Restless Leg Syndrome.

Gastroesophageal Reflux
Gastroesophageal reflux is a disorder in which acid from the stomach "backs up" into the esophagus during the night, causing small awakenings.

Parasomnias
Parasomnias are abnormal and recurrent nighttime behavior such as sleepwalking, sleep talking, night terrors, head banging etc.

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