The symptoms of sleep disorders can vary

Sleep disorder symptoms can vary significantly. The symptoms associated with an inability to sleep (insomnia) can be different to those linked with excessive drowsiness (hypersomnia).

Insomnia

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Frequent awakenings
  • Early morning awakening
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Daytime fatigue or sleepiness
  • Irritability or lack of concentration.
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Forgetfulness

Hypersomnia

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Falling asleep in inappropriate places
  • No relief from sleepiness after sleep
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Impairment of motor skills
  • Impairment of cognition
  • Depression

Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep or to maintain sleep through the night.

Hypersomnia is described as the experience of excessive daytime sleepiness. It can include falling asleep at inappropriate times during the day.

Should I be concerned if I have sleep disorder symptoms?

Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to serious medical conditions and compromised function and performance. If you suspect that you have a sleep disorder, you should seek advice from your treating medical practitioner.

What should I do if I think I have the symptoms of a sleep disorder?

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