What can I do about my sleep disorder?

Sleep disorders are common. Many people have difficulty falling asleep or sleeping through the night. This can be triggered by a range of factors, from stress or generalised disease to specific causes such as restless legs syndrome, sleep apnoea syndrome or narcolepsy. A precise anamnesis and additional examinations such as EEG or nerve measurements can lead to the identification of the exact cause, which can be targeted with treatments including medication or sleep hygiene measures. To obtain answers to certain questions, referral to a sleep laboratory may be necessary.