Sleep disorders interfere with your daily activities, cause daytime drowsiness, and even increase the risk for chronic diseases. The most common symptoms of sleep disorders include but, are not limited to, memory problems, difficulties falling asleep, depression, mood swings, hallucinations, and trouble concentrating.
It could be that sleep disorders are lowering the quality of sleep necessary to feel good physically and mentally. The good news is most sleep disorders can be successfully treated once they are properly diagnosed. If you have symptoms that indicate a sleep disorder, you should visit a sleep specialist who will discuss your symptoms and evaluate your condition. When you visit a sleep specialist, both psychological and physical aspects of your conditions are examined for an accurate diagnosis.
Your sleep specialist can recommend studies for you to determine how sleepy you are during the day. There are also tests that can tell how alert you are during the day. These studies and tests are necessary to prescribe the best treatment plan.