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What Problems Can Be Diagnosed
At The Sleep Disorders Center?

 
Sleeplessness

Insomnia
The inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. This disorder can be caused by a variety of psychological and physiological conditions, including apnea, tension or the misuse of sleeping pills.
 
  Restless Leg Syndrome
A condition of extreme restlessness or deep crawling sensations in the legs while trying to sleep.
 
  Nocturnal Myoclonus
A disorder in which sleep is interrupted by repeated twitches in the arms and / or legs.
 
  Daytime Sleepiness

Sleep Apnea
A condition in which breathing stops many times a night for periods of up to two minutes. Apnea is often characterized by loud snoring, sudden or frequent arousals and excessive daytime sleepiness. Symptoms and signs of sleep apnea are excessive daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure and heavy snoring. People with this disorder are often unaware they have it.
 
  Narcolepsy
A disorder which causes a person to fall asleep suddenly, often at inappropriate times. Some narcoleptics also experience a sudden loss of muscle tone causing them to fall.

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