Getting enough sleep is important. It affects your physical and
Too little sleep (even 1 hour too little each night) can create
a "sleep debt." If the debt becomes too great, problems may
Too little sleep can lower your performance, concentration and
reaction time. Too little sleep can cause:
If you feel drowsy during the day or if you fall asleep within 5
minutes of lying down, you may not be getting enough sleep.
Common causes of sleep disorders include:
Although there are more than 80 types of sleep disorders, the
most common include: sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome,
periodic limb movement disorder and narcolepsy.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Sleep Disorders, neuro-ahc-21532 (5/09) Information adapted from the National Institutes of Health: National Center on Sleep Disorders Research and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Statistics from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Michael Schmitz, PsyD, LP, CBSM and
Andrew Stiehm, MD, Allina Health