If you typically have trouble falling or staying asleep, you might often ask yourself: Could I have a sleep disorder?

More than 30 percent of Australians suffer from a severe sleep disorder, and there are 90 different types. (Crazy, right?). So, it’s certainly a possibility. But just because you’re having trouble snoozing doesn’t mean there's definitely something seriously wrong. Not everybody has the capability to fall asleep quickly, sleep through the night, or log eight hours of sleep-especially as they age, says sleep expert Dr Michael Perlis. To find out if your symptoms might be cause for concern, keep reading. If anything below is consistently an issue, it’s worth bringing it up to your doctor.

 

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