Providers' Quick Guide

Symptoms of sleep disorders

  • Daytime sleepiness in general or brief, yet sudden, sleepiness during or surrounding activities
  • Reduced or failed response to medications and treatment plans for comorbid conditions
  • Difficulty going to sleep; remaining asleep; sleeping as long as the patient feels they should or need to; or unrefreshing sleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Snoring or breathing cessation noted by bed partner or others
  • Waking choking, gasping or short of breath
  • Morning headaches
  • Depression, moodiness or irritability
  • Fatigue or lack of energy despite the patient’s belief of adequate sleep or time in bed
  • Trouble concentrating or memory problems
  • Abnormal or unexpected behaviors like sleepwalking, night terrors, nightmares, sleep eating or sleep talking
  • Nocturnal seizures
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Bedwetting