Sleep Disorders

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In the Spotlight

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 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
Sleep-related movement disorders

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 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, stroke, and vascular dementia
Sleep, trauma, and anxiety

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
Neurostimulation for sleep disorders
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 terror
Sleep-related leg cramps
Sleeptalking
Sleepwalking
Sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome

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News

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Sleep and aging: Two sides of one coin?
Mar 22, 2019
Researchers discover brain process common to sleep and ageing that could pave the way for new treatments for insomnia.
Using CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss
Mar 21, 2019
First clinical trial to show that using a CPAP machine can significantly improve cognitive function for people with mild cognitive impairment.
New proof that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease
Mar 19, 2019
Researchers discover autoreactive cells in persons suffering from narcolepsy.
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Patient Handouts

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Narcolepsy
Problem sleepiness
Sleep
Sudden infant death syndrome
Trypanosomiasis

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Featured Images and Videos

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Diagram of human circadian system
Narcolepsy diagram
Obstructive sleep apnea diagram
Phase response curve to light and to exogenous melatonin