How to Identify the Most Common Types of Sleep Disorders
It's not uncommon to have a bit of difficulty getting a good night's rest every now and again, but persistent trouble going to sleep may be an indication of a larger problem such as a sleep disorder.
According to Cleveland Clinic, a whopping 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, and sleep apnea, all of which can severely impact your quality of life if left untreated.
Below, our friends from Juro's Pharmacy join us to help break down the most common types of sleep disorders and how you can identify whether or not you have them.
If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, you may have insomnia, which is a sleep disorder that can be caused by things such as stress, depression, discomfort, or environmental factors such as light or noise.
Feeling extreme sleepiness throughout the day and being unable to control falling asleep during activities like reading, watching TV, sitting in traffic, or even sitting down while talking to someone can be a sign of narcolepsy.
Restless legs syndrome
As the name implies, restless legs syndrome is a sensation that causes people to have the unshakable urge to move their legs, making it incredibly difficult for them to fall or stay asleep during the night.
Having trouble breathing in your sleep? You may be among the 30 million people in the United States who suffer from sleep apnea, which causes episodes of briefly interrupted breathing that typically last 10 seconds or more throughout the night.
If you think you have sleep apnea, Juro's Pharmacy can help. They have two options to help determine whether you are at risk of having sleep apnea, including the widely-used Epworth self-assessment test recommended by many doctors as well as a FREE overnight home sleep test.
Visit Juro's Pharmacy online to learn more about how they can help.