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Overview of 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. It also has Tips for sleeping well.

If you would like to know more about other sleep disorders or sleep in general, read the pages in this section.


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

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Sleep Unit, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed August 2019.

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Review key: HISLE-11928