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HealthInfo Canterbury

Sleep

It's common for people to have problems with their sleep. Types of sleep problems include not sleeping well, having trouble getting to sleep, snoring, and being tired during the day.

This section has information about obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and restless legs syndrome. If you would like to know more about other sleep disorders or sleep in general, read the factsheets recommended below.

Important!

If you often feel very sleepy during the day, especially if you have a job as a driver, or operating machinery or aircraft, make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible.

  HealthInfo recommends the following pages

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Sleep Unit, Canterbury DHB. Updated June 2016.

In this section

Leg cramp

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

Restless legs syndrome

Sleep advice for shiftworkers

Sleep advice for children

Sleep advice for teens

Tips for sleeping well (sleep hygiene)

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