Do you feel like you never get a great night's rest?
A sleep disorder is a medical issue relating to patterns of sleep and waking. There are many types of sleep disorders. Some have little effect on your general health, but there are sleep disorders that can have far reaching consequences for your physical, social, emotional, economic, and mental well-being.
Surprising Sleep Disorder Statistics 1
- 50 to 70 million US adults have a sleep disorder
- 37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month.
- 4.7% reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the preceding month.
- Drowsy driving is responsible for 1,550 fatalities and 40,000 nonfatal injuries annually in the United States.
See if any of these sleep disorder symptoms apply to you -
- Waking in the morning without feeling rested
- Morning headaches
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Recent, unexplained weight gain
- Change in your level of attention, concentration, or memory
- Fatigue, lack of energy
- Decreasing quality of life
- Awaking at night feeling confused
- Observed pauses in breathing during sleep