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
- Difficulty concentrating
- Excessive sleepiness during the day
- Jerking or crawling sensations during sleep
Could You Have a Sleep Disorder?
- Do you snore loudly?
- Do you stop breathing or gasp for breath while sleeping?
- Do you awaken from sleep feeling as if you are choking?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Do you awaken with a dry mouth or hoarseness?
- Do you get morning headaches?
- Do restless legs keep you awake?
- Do you kick or move your legs while you sleep?
- Do thoughts race through your mind, preventing you from falling asleep?
- 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.