Sleep Disorders, Adult

Sleep Disorders, Adult

With each passing year, adult sleep needs and patterns change. Adults get less of the deep, restorative stages of sleep. Sleep also tends to get shorter and more fragmented. Many people think that they need less sleep as they age, but this is not true. Adults still need the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night.

Signs of a Sleep Disorder

There are several common symptoms that might indicate you have a sleep disorder. These include:

  • Being sleepy at work
  • Snoring​
  • Waking up with a headache
  • Awakening at night with a sensation of choking
  • Feeling like you could sleep for days
  • Waking up sleepy
  • Sudden waking at night because of nightmares or with feelings of anxiety

Do You Have a Sleep Disorder?

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale​ can help you determine if you have a sleep disorder.

Contact Us

For more information on services offered by the The Sleep Disorders Center, call 706.509.5160 or email us


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