Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are problems with sleeping that may include trouble falling or staying asleep, sleeping at the wrong times, too much sleep, or abnormal behaviors during sleep.

Sufficient sleep is now recognized as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and health related problem prevention in the health community.

Insufficient sleep can be the result of a number of long-lasting diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular and heart disease, obesity, and depression.

There are more than 100 different sleep disorders and waking syndromes that could be classified into four main categories:

  • Problems falling and staying asleep
  • Issues staying awake
  • Staying with a regular sleep schedule
  • Sleep-disruptive behaviors

Problems with falling asleep or staying asleep.

Insomnia includes trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Incidents may come and go, last up to 1 day (be short-term), or be long-lasting (chronic).

Problems staying awake during the day.

Patients with excessive daytime sleepiness feel tired during the day. Symptoms that are not caused by a lack of sleep or interrupted sleep are called hypersomnia.

Problems staying with a regular sleep schedule.

Problems may also occur when you do not stay with a regular sleep and wake schedule. This can occur when people travel or work different shifts, changing schedules or nighttime workers.

Sleep-disruptive behaviors that impact good sleeping patterns.

Abnormal behaviors during sleep are called parasomnias. They can include everything from sleepwalking to sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

A to Z Sleep is a professional medical practice dedicated to sleep disorders, sleep studies and the treatment of sleep problems. Our physicians and professional sleep study staff treat all forms of sleep disorders including:

Contact us today at (386) 423-0505 extension 1234 or email us for complete information on sleep disorders or a sleep study at one of our four sleep lab locations in Central Florida.