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Sleep Education and Resources

There can be a lot of reasons why you’re not sleeping as well as you want. Learn more about specific sleep conditions so you can make an informed decision about your sleep care.

Learn about sleep disorders

If you’re having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Over 50 million Americans are estimated to have some kind of sleep disorder, and many adults find that sleeping gets more difficult with age. The good news is that restful sleep is within reach. Many people experience lasting results with sleep therapies and treatments.

Sleep Disorder Assessment

Take this quick, self-administered questionnaire to help determine if you’re at risk for a sleep disorder.

Take Sleep Quiz

Sleep deprivation and older adults

Sleep deprivation simply means you’re not getting enough sleep. It’s a common issue and becomes a greater problem as people grow older. In fact, it’s estimated that half of people older than 65 have frequent sleeping problems.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is the most common sleeping disorder and one that can cause serious health problems. Sleep apnea can also be broken into three types:

  • Obstructive (most common)
  • Central
  • Complex (or mixed)

Sleep studies

 

Sleep studies involve a series of painless tests while your sleep is monitored. They’re often the best way to determine the source of your sleep issues so you can get the help you need. Learn more about sleep studies.

 

Most common sleep disorders

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Obstructive (most common)
  • Central
  • Complex (or mixed)
  • Insomnia
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Circadian rythm disorders
  • Shift work disorder
  • Jet lag
  • Periodic limb disorder
  • Parasomnia
  • Sleepwalking
  • Night terrors
  • Sleep related hallucinations
  • REM-related parasomnias
  • Sleep paralysis
  • REM behavior disorder

Symptoms

  • Excessive sleepiness or day time sleepiness
  • Finding it difficult to stay awake during the day or your regular scheduled on hours
  • Trouble falling asleep or remaining asleep
  • Fluctuations in your schedule that interfere with your circadian rhythm and a health sleep schedule
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss or attention deficit
  • Morning headaches
  • Moodiness or depression

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