Sleep Disorders

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Sleep disorders
Sleep disorders in women
Sudden infant death syndrome

Excessive Sleep

Idiopathic hypersomnia
Recurrent hypersomnia
Sleeping sickness

Altered Sleep Timing

Advanced sleep-wake phase disorder
Delayed sleep-wake phase disorder
Irregular sleep-wake rhythm disorder
Jet lag disorder
Non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder
Shift-work disorder

Altered Breathing in Sleep

Central alveolar hypoventilation
Central sleep apnea
Central sleep apnea due to high-altitude periodic breathing
Obstructive sleep apnea
Sleep-related laryngospasm

Simple Movements in Sleep

Benign sleep myoclonus of infancy
Periodic limb movements

Altered Behaviors in Sleep

Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder
Sleep-related eating disorder
Sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder

Sleep Disturbances in Other Disorders

Posttraumatic sleep disturbance
Sleep and anxiety disorders
Sleep and cardiac disorders
Sleep and cerebral degenerative disorders
Sleep and chronic pulmonary disorders
Sleep and dementia
Sleep and depression
Sleep and epilepsy
Sleep and gastrointestinal disorders
Sleep and headaches
Sleep and intellectual disability
Sleep and medical disorders
Sleep and mental disorders
Sleep and multiple sclerosis
Sleep and neuromuscular and spinal cord disorders
Sleep and parkinsonism
Sleep and stroke

Other Insomnias

Drug-induced sleep disorders
Environmental and behavioral sleep disorders
Fatal familial insomnia
Idiopathic insomnia
Inadequate sleep hygiene
Insufficient sleep syndrome
Paradoxical insomnia
Psychophysiological insomnia
Sleep and alcohol use and abuse
Stimulant-dependent sleep disorder

Treatment Information

Pharmacological treatment of insomnia
Sodium oxybate

Related Topics

Autonomic dysfunction in sleep disorders
Confusional arousal
Cyclic alternating pattern
Epileptic encephalopathy with continuous spike-and-wave during sleep
Impact of sleep on epileptic manifestations
Neuropsychologic correlates in pediatric sleep apnea
Parasomnia overlap disorder and status dissociatus
Restless legs syndrome
Sleep bruxism
Sleep enuresis
Sleep paralysis
Sleep starts
Sleep terror
Sleep-related leg cramps
Sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome


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Hormone imbalance may explain higher diabetes rates in sleep-deprived men
Mar 19, 2018
Studies have found biological reason for relationship between insufficient sleep and the development of insulin resistance in men.
Sleep apnea study finds male-female differences in cerebral cortex thickness, symptoms
Mar 13, 2018
Study underscores significant clinical differences between men and women with sleep apnea.
Our circadian clock sets the rhythm for our cells’ powerhouses
Mar 06, 2018
Findings could play a role in the development of new therapeutic approaches for diseases characterized by an impaired circadian clock and compromised mitochondrial function.
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