A sleep disorder is a disorder in the sleep patterns of a person. Some sleep disorders can interfere with mental and emotional function.

  1. Many people complain that they can’t fall asleep or stay asleep, or that they are sleepy during the day, but few consider these to be symptoms of a sleep disorder. Sleep deprivation is a symptom of a sleep disorder.
  2. Particular behaviors during normal daytime activities are telltale signs of sleep deprivation.
  3. Feel irritable or sleepy during the day
  4. Have difficulty staying awake when sitting still, such as when watching television or reading?
  5. Fall asleep sometimes while driving
  6. Have difficulty paying attention or concentrating at work, school, or home
  7. Perform below your potential in work, school, or sports
  8. Often get told by others that you look tired
  9. Have difficulty with your memory
  10. React slowly
  11. Have emotional outbursts
  12. Feel like taking a nap almost every day
  13. Require caffeinated beverages to keep yourself going