If you or a loved one has one of the following signs, it may indicate a sleep disorder and should be evaluated by a physician:

• Habitual loud snoring, especially when associated with pauses or snorting noises
• Frequent brief choking, awakening with gasping or shortness of breath
• Awakening with a headache
• Persistent sleepiness when awake or episodes of falling asleep unintentionally
• Persistent fatigue
• Persistent difficulty falling or staying asleep
• An urge to keep moving the legs at bedtime or a rhythmic twitching of the legs after falling asleep
• Unusual behaviors during sleep such as sleepwalking