Sleep Disorders Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions This information was reviewed and approved by Sheila Tsai, MD (2/28/2017). Sleep is an important, often pleasant experience for many people. For some people, lack of restful sleep is a constant and sometimes dangerous problem. People may have a medical condition known as a sleep disorder. A sleep disorder can worsen existing medical conditions, and it also can lead to new health problems.At National Jewish Health, doctors believe people with sleep disorders can lead active and full lives. You should be able to:Participate in activities at work and school without excessive sleepinessSleep well through the nightWake up feeling well rested Overall management of a sleep disorder depends on your sleep disorder but often include:Learning more about your sleep disorderGood sleep habitsUsing and understanding sleep devicesUsing and understanding medications Types of sleep disorders include:Circadian Rhythm Sleep DisordersExcessive SleepinessInsomniaNarcolepsyObstructive Sleep ApneaParasomniasPeriodic Limb Movement Disorder and Restless Legs Syndrome Epworth Sleepiness ScaleAre you sleepy all the time? Use the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) to measure your daytime sleepiness. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is a questionnaire people can take to assess daytime sleepiness. Our Specialists More about CJ Bathgate CJ Bathgate, PhD More about Roseann Dust Roseann Dust, PA-C More about Jack D. Edinger Jack D. Edinger, PhD More about Chafen Watkins Hart Chafen Watkins Hart, MD More about Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr, Jr, MD More about Vipin Malik Vipin Malik, MD More about Richard J. Martin Richard J. Martin, MD More about James K. O'Brien James K. O'Brien, MD, FACP, FCCP More about Clara Restrepo Clara Restrepo, MD More about Chinika Reynolds Chinika Reynolds, PA-C More about Savannah Shannon Savannah Shannon, PA-C More about Elizabeth Devon Smith Elizabeth Devon Smith, PhD More about Avery Soderberg Avery Soderberg, PA View all (13) Doctors Find a Doctor Programs and Services Sleep Center Clinical Trials For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.