Fibromyalgia-Sleep-ProblemsSleep Disorders

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) :

is repeated episodes of complete or partial blockage of the upper airway during sleep.

The most common obstructive sleep apnea symptoms include:

  • daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • dry mouth or sore throat upon awakening
  • headaches in the morning
  • trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, depression, or irritability
  • night sweats
  • restlessness during sleep
  • sexual dysfunction
  • snoring
  • sudden awakenings with a sensation of gasping or choking
  • difficulty getting up in the mornings


is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Feeling tired upon waking

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS):

is a “creepy crawly” feeling in the legs that creates an irresistible urge to move the legs.


is a sleep disorder that causes overwhelming and severe daytime sleepiness that often occurs at inappropriate times and places. The daytime sleep attacks may occur with or without warning, and can occur repeatedly in a single day. Persons with narcolepsy often have fragmented nighttime sleep with frequent brief awakenings.