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Sleep Disorders

The sleep disorders outlined below originate from a variety of biological, psychological, and behavioral factors

Sleep disorders include:

  • Sleep-disordered breathing (sleep apnea)
  • Insomnia or sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by throbbing, pulling, creeping, or otherunpleasant sensations in the legs
  • Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.
  • Parasomnias are disruptive sleep disorders that can occur during arousals that includes nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, confusional arousals,
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders are disruptions in a person's circadian rhythm that regulates the (approximately) 24-hour cycle of biological processes in animals and plants.
  • Disorders of excessive sleepiness is characterized by persistent sleepiness, and often a general lack of energy, even after apparently adequate or even prolonged night time sleep.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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