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Symptoms & types

You’ll find additional information here on the different types of sleep disorders and their symptoms, plus advice on when you should see your GP about sleep problems.


Learn the symptoms of four common sleep disorders.

There are a variety of symptoms associated with insomnia, some of which can also occur with certain medical conditions. Learn more here.

Find out the causes of cold sweats and night sweats.

Find out more about the causes and treatments for snoring.

Sleepwalking symptoms aren’t as obvious as they may seem. Get the details here.

Does yawning really mean someone is tired?

Get answers here.

It can be common to feel tired after eating. Get answers here.

Warning signs

Learn when to seek medical advice about sleep disorders.

Sleep apnoea

Learn about the different kinds of sleep apnoea, risk factors, and dangers.

Learn about six common sleep apnoea symptoms.

Obstructive sleep apnoea is common and preventable. Learn more.

Learn about sleep apnoea’s types, risk factors, and dangers.

Restless legs syndrome

Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments for restless legs syndrome.

10 frequently asked questions about restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Get detailed information, including causes, on this sleep disorder that commonly occurs with restless legs syndrome.

More types

Do you have intense cravings to eat late at night, or wake up in the night to eat? Find out what may be going on.

Get information on narcolepsy’s symptoms and causes.

Jet lag, shift work and long hours can wreak havoc on your body clock.

Good REM sleep is important. Find out what can disrupt this vital stage of sleep.

Learn about 15 disruptive sleep-related disorders (parasomnias).

Learn what causes nightmares and when to see your GP about them.

Find out more about sleep paralysis.

Learn more about talking in your sleep.

Insomnia and sleep disorders can be caused by medicine side effects, too much alcohol and drug misuse.

Around half of all people with multiple sclerosis have some kind of sleep problems.

People who wake up suddenly from a deep sleep to find themselves acting inappropriately in a state of confusion may have a sleep disorder called idiopathic hypersomnia - also known as sleep drunkenness or primary hypersomnia.

A person experiencing exploding head syndrome hears sudden, loud noises in one ear, both ears, or within their head, as they drop off to sleep. 

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