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Some conditions that repeatedly interrupt sleep cause severe sleep deprivation. In this case, you may have difficulty staying awake during the daytime and have a higher risk for dangerous accidents. Some sleep disorders can also put you in jeopardy of accidents during the night, if they involve "sleepwalking." It is important to identify sleep problems that increase your risk for accidental injury.

The following symptoms suggest a sleep disorder that could put you at risk for an accident

  • daytime sleepiness that is severe enough to cause you to "nod off" during activities.

  • episodes when you feel you are paralyzed (unable to move) when you are in bed and nearly asleep.

  • abrupt collapse during the day due to unexplained temporary paralysis of your muscles

  • hallucinations (visions that are not real)

  • sleepwalking (If you "sleepwalk" you leave your bed while you are still asleep, and you may find yourself in any other location or find you have completed a complicated task when you wake up in the night or morning.)

Do you have any of the symptoms above that would suggest your sleep problem could put you at a high risk for accidents?

Yes, I do.

No, I do not.

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