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A 29-year-old member asked:

how do i tell if i have a sleeping disorder?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
?: You will feel tired during the day. Snoring is another issue.
Dr. Charles Coleman
Sleep Medicine 42 years experience
A sleep complaint?: The diagnosis of sleep disorders, as with most other disorders, starts with a complaint. Do you have any complaints about your sleep? Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Are you excessively sleepy during the day? Does anyone else complain about your sleep (restlessness, heavy snoring)? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you should discuss it further with your doctor.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Do I have a sleeping disorder if I never have dreams?

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Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Probably not: You have dreams like everyone else--you just don't remember them. Not everyone remembers their dreams. Nothing to be concerned about.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is there a sleeping disorder in which it is very hard to fall asleep, but once you do, it's very hard to wake up?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Sleep Medicine 17 years experience
Could be: Without knowing all the details, sometimes patients with delayed sleep disorder have a difficult time getting to sleep at night and have a difficult time waking up in the morning. This is because their circadian rhythm may be delayed compared to most people circadian rhythm.
A 47-year-old member asked:

I think i might have a sleeping disorder; how do I figure out what it is?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sleep specialist: I would suggest seeing a sleep specialist. They have extensive training in all types of sleep disorders. They can help you find out if and what is wrong then offer the appropriate treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you know you have a sleeping disorder, or are on your way to getting one?

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Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Sleep Medicine 31 years experience
Keep Sleep Log : If one keeps log of sleep symptoms like snoring, fatigue, restless leg symptoms, daytime sleepiness, difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep etc. When were symptom onset and, any progression? Put in scale of 0-10. Consider your family input what they feel in severity or progression. Discuss this with your doctor and obtain guidelines to see if you any sleep disorder. Best wishes.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to know you have a sleeping disorder, or are well on your way to getting one?

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Sleep Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: Depends on the sleep disorder. If you refer to sleep apnea- snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, morning headaches, morning blurred vision, dry mouth upon awakening, night time reflux, and gasping for air during the night while sleeping all are symptoms of the disorder. If you feel you have such symptoms, it is best to consult a sleep medicine specialist in your area.

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