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There are many signals that something may be wrong with your sleep patterns—if you
know the symptoms.
A sleep medicine physician should evaluate anyone who persistently exhibits some of the
- Difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep
- Awakening too early or difficulty awakening
- Snoring loudly or being awakened by your own snoring
- Awakening with choking or gasping for breath
- Breathing interruptions while sleeping
- Excessive sleepiness during the day
- Sleeping at inappropriate times (while driving, talking, playing, etc.)
- Temporary weakness of body or speech muscles occurring with excitement, anger or
other strong emotions
- Sleep walking, talking or flailing
- Nightmares or disturbing dreams
- Sleep-related seizures
- For men, difficulty achieving or maintaining erections
- Repeated leg movements characterized by twitches every 20 to 40 seconds while asleep
- Dissatisfaction with the amount or quality of sleep.
If you, or someone you know, have any of these signs, contact us for an evaluation and diagnosis.
The evaluation will include a sleep questionnaire and a sleep diary for you to keep.
A physician will review the information, talk to you (and your bed partner) and
perform a brief physical examination.