Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Signs & Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of a Sleep Disorder

  • Snoring
  • Insomnia
  • Brief periods of not breathing and/or choking or gasping during sleep
  • Waking during sleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness 
  • Irritability 
  • Personality changes/disorders 
  • Depression 
  • Nocturia (frequent night-time urination) 
  • Muscle spasms and twitching
  • Loss of concentration 
  • Morning headaches
  • Falling asleep at inappropriate times (If you fall asleep while driving, refrain from driving and contact your physician as soon as possible. Drowsy driving is as dangerous as drinking and driving.)
  • Neck size greater than 17” in men and 16” in women
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