Sleep Disorders

What Are Sleep Disorders?

Sleep disorders are a change in the way you sleep, such as changes in your sleep-wake cycles, difficulty breathing, feeling sleepy during the day or having a hard time falling or staying asleep. Sleep is critical to the proper functioning of our bodies’ systems, so any deterioration of sleep quality can lead to negative health effects and even put us in danger. For example, sleep deprivation can affect our ability to drive or operate machinery safely. Sleep disorders can also be grouped according to behaviors, problems with your natural sleep-wake cycles, breathing problems, difficulty sleeping or how sleepy you feel during the day.