NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours
Do You Have Symptoms of a Sleep Disorder? ( Continued)
If you have any of the following symptoms of common sleep disorders, see your health care provider.1,18
- It takes you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night.
- You awaken frequently in the night and then have trouble falling back to sleep.
- You awaken too early in the morning.
- You frequently do not feel well rested despite sleeping 7-8 hours or more a day.
- You feel sleepy during the day and fall asleep within 5 minutes if you have an opportunity to nap, or you fall asleep at inappropriate times during the day.
- Your bed partner claims you snore loudly, snort, gasp, or make choking sounds while you sleep, or your partner notices your breathing stops for short periods.
- You have creeping, tingling, or crawling feelings in your legs that are relieved by moving or massaging them, especially in the evening and when you try to fall asleep.
- You have vivid, dreamlike experiences while falling asleep or dozing.
- You have episodes of sudden muscle weakness when you are angry or fearful or when you laugh.
- You feel as though you cannot move when you first wake up.
- Your bed partner notes that your legs or arms jerk often during sleep.
- You regularly need to use stimulants to stay awake during the day.
Page last reviewed: March 31, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health