Sleep Disorders


Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are conditions that affect a person's ability to have a restful sleep. Common symptoms include difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, and frequent awakenings during the night.

Treatment options include medications, CPAP therapy, and dental devices. If left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to cardiovascular problems, cognitive impairment, mood disorders, and decreased quality of life.

  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Loud snoring
  • Frequent awakenings during the night
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sleepwalking or talking during sleep
  • Nightmares or night terrors
  • Can range from mild to severe, depending on the individual and the specific sleep disorder
Treatment options:
  • Medications
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy
  • Dental devices for sleep apnea
Duration of treatment:
  • Varies depending on the specific sleep disorder and individual response to treatment
Complications if untreated:
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular problems
  • Impaired cognitive function and memory
  • Mood disorders
  • Decreased quality of life

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