Your Guide to Healthy Sleep (cont.)
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Could you have a sleep disorder?
Are you spending enough time in bed and still wake up tired or feel very sleepy during the day, you may be one of the estimated 40million Americans with a sleep disorder.
The most common sleep disorders are insomnia, sleep apnea (sleep-disordered breathing), restless legs syndrome , and narcolepsy. Although sleep disorders can significantly affect your health, safety, and well-being, they can be treated.
Talk to your doctor if you have any of these signs of a sleep disorder:
Keep in mind that children can have some of these same signs when they have a sleep disorder, but they often do not show signs of excessive daytime sleepiness. Instead they may seem overactive and have difficulty focusing or doing their best in school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Services, National Institutes of Health. Your Guide to Healthy Sleep