Sleep disorder symptoms

Does your breathing problem affect your sleep? These are some of the common symptoms indicating you may have a sleep disorder:

  • Loud, chronic snoring
  • Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Choking episodes during sleep
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Excessive sleepiness during the day
  • Jerking or crawling sensations during sleep

Could You Have a Sleep Disorder?

  1. Do you snore loudly?
  2. Do you stop breathing or gasp for breath while sleeping?
  3. Do you awaken from sleep feeling as if you are choking?
  4. Do you have high blood pressure?
  5. Do you awaken with a dry mouth or hoarseness?
  6. Do you get morning headaches?
  7. Do restless legs keep you awake?
  8. Do you kick or move your legs while you sleep?
  9. Do thoughts race through your mind, preventing you from falling asleep?
  10. Do you awaken and have difficulty falling back to sleep?

If you answered “yes” to 2 of these questions, there is a chance that you have a sleep disorder. Your doctor can provide you with a referral to one of our sleep centers. Most insurance plans do cover sleep monitoring testing. 


Mercy has two sleep centers where you can be assessed:

  • Mercy Sleep Center at Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin
  • Mercy Sleep Center in Amherst

If you think you may have a sleep disorder, it is a good idea to see your primary care doctor for a referral to our sleep center.