Illustration by Sam Kalda.
Information provided by the Avera McKennan Sleep Diagnostic Center.
The following are common signs and symptoms of an underlying/undiagnosed sleep disorder.
Please note any of the following that applies to you or your family member:
- Have you ever been told that you snore or stop breathing when you sleep?
- Do you ever awaken suddenly, gasping for breath?
- Have you noticed or have you ever been told that you are quite restless at night or that your legs twitch or kick during the night?
- Do you ever awaken in the morning with a headache?
- Do you feel sleepy during the day, despite having a “normal” night’s sleep?
- Have you ever had difficulty remaining awake while driving, operating dangerous equipment, or while performing your job?
- Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep?
- Have you been told that you walk, talk, moan, or grind your teeth while you sleep?
- Do you lie awake at night feeling worried or anxious?
- Are any of your immediate family members troubled by the above symptoms?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Have you had an abnormal sleep oxygen desaturation study while you’ve been in the hospital?
If can check ANY of the above signs/symptoms of sleep disorders, please consider talking to your physician/healthcare professional or seeing a Sleep Medicine Specialist for further evaluation—this will help you avoid serious health consequences related to undiagnosed/untreated sleep disorders.