The symptoms of sleep disorders vary between people in type and severity of the disorder. Some sleep disorders cause people to have trouble sleeping at night. Others make people feel drowsy all day even though they slept all night. While we all recognize when we have had a bad night’s sleep, sometimes it is not so clear. Often sleep problems develop slowly and gradually over years and it may seem like a normal part of our lives and not really a problem at all. Others recognize their problem.
Sometimes the problem may not seem like a sleeping problem at all. The
problem may show up in the afternoon. We may sleep well, but still be sleepy
during the day. Most of us will describe our problems in terms of the symptoms
If you say “YES” to any of the above symptoms, please make sure you discuss “Sleep Disorder” with your Doctor. The symptoms you experience may represent a sleep disorder and your physician might order a sleep disorder diagnostic test called Sleep Study.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 100,000 police-reported crashes are caused by drowsy drivers each year. These crashes result in more than 1,500 deaths and 71,000 injuries.