Dr. David Huang, medical director of the Tallahassee Memorial Sleep Center, explains what a few of the most common sleep disorders are, what a sleep study is, and how it is performed in the short videos below.
What is sleep apnea?
What is insomnia?
What is restless leg syndrome?
What is a sleep study, and how is it performed?
Below are some common questions we receive about sleep disorders, particularly how to know you might have one and who is most at risk.
What are the signs and symptoms of a sleep disorder?
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Do you snore loudly?
- Do others say you stop breathing while you sleep?
- Do you feel exhausted after you wake up?
- Do you almost fall asleep while driving?
- Do you feel tired during the day, especially after lunch?
- Do you have creepy, crawly, achy feelings in your legs?
- Do you have the urge to move your legs at night?
- Do you have nocturnal leg jerking?
- Do you walk or eat in your sleep?
- Do you act out your dreams?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may have a sleep disorder.
Are some people at greater risk for a sleep disorder?
Anyone can develop a sleep disorder, however, poor health or hormone changes can place you at greater risk for developing one. If you fall into one of the following categories, you may want to schedule an appointment with one of our sleep physicians if you notice any sleep disorder symptoms:
- Cardiac patients with ischemic heart disease, a coronary artery bypass, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and refractory hypertension
- Obese patients and morbidly obese patients, especially those who have had gastric bypass
- Stroke patients
- Women after menopause
Are there any resources you recommend for more information on sleep disorders?
If you would like more in-depth information on sleep disorders and possible treatments, we recommend you explore the following sites: