Do you yawn during long meetings or boring tasks? Do heavy meals make you drowsy? Do you roll over to catch a little extra shut-eye before getting up? If so -- you're probably a few zzz's short and could have a sleep disorder.
Find out if you do have a sleep disorder by taking this short quiz. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may be dealing with insomnia or another type of sleep problem. Consult your doctor.
Babies can sleep through a circus. Older kids may fight bedtime. And teens -- good luck getting them out of bed on a weekend.
But what about you -- the grown-up? Your sleep life is still changing -- and not just because time is passing.
How does sleep work in adulthood? Does it change -- for better or worse -- as we age? And why do we feel like we never get enough of it?
An average adult needs between 7.5 and 8 hours of sleep per night. “But many people can function with 6 hours' sleep, and there...
Have you been told you hold your breath when you sleep? Yes or No
What Can I Expect if I See a Doctor About a Sleep Problem?
If your doctor suspects you may have a sleep problem, he or she may suggest that you go to a sleep clinic for a diagnosis. Sleep clinics are especially useful for diagnosing sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and heart-related sleep problems. You may need to spend a night or two in a sleep lab, where your heart, brain, and breathing can be monitored. By reviewing the results of your tests, a sleep specialist may be able to tell what, if anything, is wrong.