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6 Sleep Disorders That Could Be Making You Tired

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It can cause a burning or itching sensation in the legs that makes it hard to get comfortable or fall asleep. Other sleep movement disorders include leg cramps and repetitive limb movements that can wake you up or make it difficult to fall asleep.

If you have difficulty sleeping or often feel tired or sleepy during the day, talk to your health care provider about your sleep. Your doctor may recommend that you get an in-lab sleep study. This may help to determine what is keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep, and to develop a treatment plan to get your sleep back on track.

Reviewed March 25, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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