When we think of sleep disorders, we tend to think of insomnia, but there are other sleep disorders that can affect a person’s ability to work, attend school or live a normal life, reports Seacoast Online.

We often joke about not getting enough sleep, but for those suffering from true sleep disorders, this is no laughing matter. A good rest, and being able to sleep and wake on a regular schedule, are keys to our being able to function successfully in the world. Lack of sleep, or lack of a regular sleep pattern, can lead to depression, substance abuse and other mental health issues.