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The 3 Most Common Sleep Disorders

Learn about the three most common sleep disorders.

Learn about the three most common sleep disorders.

Do you struggle with sleep? Whether you having trouble falling or staying asleep, wake up feeling like you barely slept, or are extremely tired during the day, you may have a sleep disorder. Around 80 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder, and while there are over 70 recognized disorders, some are much more common than others. Continue reading to learn about the three most common sleep disorders.


If you guessed that insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, you’d be right. Approximately half of all people experience symptoms of insomnia occasionally, but 10% of Americans report that they have chronic insomnia. The sleep disorder is characterized as having poor sleep quality due to difficulty going to sleep, waking up in the middle of the night with trouble falling back asleep, and waking up too early in the morning. Insomnia can quickly have many adverse effects on your health and overall wellbeing, including excessive sleepiness, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating and staying productive, mood shifts, forgetfulness, and more.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is the second most common sleep disorder that affects about 20 million Americans. However, it is estimated that up to 80% of those with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) don’t even realize they have it. Since this disorder has to do with not being able to breathe properly, it can be very dangerous and is the disorder that most sleep clinics diagnose and treat. OSA is when a person’s breathing stops for a few seconds while they are sleeping due to blockage in the upper respiratory system. As a response to not breathing, the brain will partially awaken to force respiratory effort to breath harder and get past the blockage. Therefore, the brain is not allowed much time to enter deeper phases of sleep and can leave a person feeling very tired all day.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is another very common sleep disorder that is characterized by a persistent or overwhelming need to move your legs (or another body part) while resting. While this can occur while someone is awake, it is classified as a sleep disorder because the constant need to move has a significant impact on the amount of sleep a person can get. 

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