FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the patient actually stops breathing while asleep. After an apnea episode, the person awakens, gasping for air, but is not aware that sleep has been disrupted. Sufferers of apnea often experience excessive daytime sleepiness, and in severe cases, may be at increased risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and heart attack
Narcolepsy is probably the most difficult sleep disorder to properly diagnose. It is a chronic, neurological disorder involving a person’s central nervous system. Symptoms can include a sudden loss of muscle control, intense emotional experiences, sleep paralysis, vivid dreams or hallucinations while falling asleep, and unexpected 'sleep attacks'.