Sleep Disorders

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Insomnia
Sleep disorders
Sleep disorders in women
Sudden infant death syndrome

Excessive Sleep

Hypersomnolence
Idiopathic hypersomnia
Narcolepsy
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 rhythm 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

Benzodiazepines
Modafinil
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
Nightmares
Parasomnia overlap disorder and status dissociatus
Parasomnias
Restless legs syndrome
Sleep bruxism
Sleep enuresis
Sleep paralysis
Sleep starts
Sleep terror
Sleep-related leg cramps
Sleeptalking
Sleepwalking
Sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome

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High-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep
Feb 03, 2017
Striking electron microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest what happens in our own brain every day: our synapses grow strong and large during the stimulation of daytime, then shrink by nearly 20% while we sleep, creating room for more growth and learning the next day. The 4-year research project published today in Science offers a direct visual proof of the “synaptic homeostasis hypothesis.”
Chronic sleep deprivation suppresses immune system
Jan 27, 2017
Researchers took blood samples from 11 pairs of identical twins with different sleep patterns and discovered that the twin with shorter sleep duration had a depressed immune system, compared with his or her sibling. The findings of this study, one of first conducted outside of sleep lab, were published January 25th in the journal Sleep.
AASM response to ‘Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Evidence Report’
Jan 24, 2017
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends screening patients who have a high risk for OSA, even if they don't have any sleep-related symptoms. Screening high-risk populations could improve the quality of life and health outcomes for these patients and also reduce the individual and public health burden of untreated OSA.
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