Occurring In Both Adults and Children

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Snoring ~ Thought of as normal for many years, snoring can be a marker for more serious sleep problems.  Snoring occurs when the relaxed tissues in the throat vibrate as air passes over them with each inhaled and exhaled breath.

Sleep Apnea ~  Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of apnea.  Airway size varies and the tongue, tonsils and other tissue in the back of the throat cause a blockage of the airway.  When trying to breathe, air cannot pass through.

Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain does not tell the body to breathe.

Mixed sleep apnea is the combination of both central and obstructive sleep apnea, within the same breath.

Insomnia ~ Having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or waking too early are problems identifying insomnia.  Causes can include poor sleep habits, stress, anxiety, depression, taking certain medications and alcohol use.

Circadian Rhythm Disorders ~ The internal body clock is out of the natural rhythm of sleep and wake.  Examples are jet lag, shift work, falling asleep and waking up late or too early.

Narcolepsy ~ Narcolepsy is a neurological disease where the brain is unable to regulate "normal sleep".  The length of sleep time is normal, yet there is an inability to control when sleep occurs.

Restless Leg Syndrome ~ Due to the discomfort in the legs and feet, sleep onset can be delayed with this disorder.  Sleepiness can occur during the day due to brief awakenings from slight leg movements occurring during sleep.

Other Sleep Disorders ~ Unexplained daytime sleepiness, nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, REM Behavioral Disorder and more