If you visit your doctor with a cough, you expect a diagnosis (is it pneumonia, asthma or a common cold?). If you have sleeping problems you can expect the same.
Insomnia is the most common of all sleep disorders. Difficulty falling asleep, staying awake for a long time, waking up too early and not being able to go back to sleep are symptoms of insomnia.
Symptoms of sleep apnea include abnormal daytime sleepiness and nighttime snoring with long blasts. When the breathing stops at least twenty times a night for at least ten seconds during sleep, we speak of sleep apnea.
Other sleep disorders
Including insomnia and sleep apnea, nearly eighty different sleep disorders are currently known. These can be divided into six groups. You can read more about the other sleep disorders on the Brain Foundation website (in Dutch).