Has someone told you that you snore? Kick in your sleep? Sleep walk?
These are all signs of a sleep disorder.
There are over 96 different diagnosable sleep disorder, which is why we’re here.
To get started, read the list below and say “yes” for those you identify with and “no” for those that don’t apply to you:
- Observed to periodically stop breathing while asleep
- Snoring, with or without pauses in breathing (often observed by others)
- Excessive Daytime Somnolence (EDS) during daytime activities, e.g. at work; while driving
- Unrefreshing and non-restorative sleep
- Frequent awakenings
- Sleepwalking, and other unusual nocturnal behaviours
- Night terrors, nightmares, acting out dreams
- Sleep difficulties associated with depression, mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks, stress
- Sleep difficulties following major trauma, e.g. motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, etc.
- Fibromyalgia, or other Chronic Pain Disorders
- Severe memory or concentration problems
- Recurrent headaches, especially in the morning
- Sleep problems due to a history of alcohol and/or drugs addiction
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Did you say yes to at least one of the sleep disorders signs off the list? If so, we recommend you speak to your health care professional. In addition, you can download the sleep quiz and referral form (below) and bring both to your health care provider in order to discuss the next steps. Sleep Matters.