The most common sleep disorder is insomnia which is difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep and feeling as though it causes distress and/or impairment in daytime functioning.
- Some resources on insomnia:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Another common sleep disorder is obstructive sleep apnea where a person’s breathing during sleep stops. There are various forms of this disorder.
- Are you hardwired more as a night owl, morning lark, or in between hummingbird?
Typically during adolescence is when our tendency toward a particular internal sleep rhythm becomes apparent (if one is more of a morning lark, night owl, or in between hummingbird). There is no concern about any particular one unless a person is unable to engage in life activities because they are sleeping out of sync.
More information on:
being a night owl (delayed circadian rhythm)
- Infant sleep
New parents or guardians are typically familiar with losing sleep at night.
More information about how to manage infant sleep: