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  Sleep disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A sleep disorder (somnipathy) is a disorder in the sleep patterns of a person or animal.
Insomnia: While not considered a sleep disorder in it's own right, Insomnia is characterized by the inability to fall asleep and/or remain asleep for a reasonable amount of time.
Sleep apnea: The obstruction of the airway during sleep
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sleep_disorder   (465 words)

  
 You May Have a Sleep Disorder If...
If our sleep patterns are altered, it may leave us feeling unrefreshed, tired, and sleepy, as well as put us at risk for a host of serious medical conditions.
Sleep problems often occur as the result of poor "sleep hygiene" or "bad habits.
There are more than 85 recognized sleep disorders, the most recognizable of which may be insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome.
www.webmd.com /content/article/62/71840.htm   (561 words)

  
 Sleep Disorders - neurologychannel - Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy
About 50% of adults over the age of 65 have some type of sleep disorder, although it is not clear whether this is a normal part of aging or a result of medications that older people commonly use.
Sleep is a dynamic process during which the brain is very active.
Sleep also is essential for normal nervous system function and the ability to function both physically and mentally.
www.neurologychannel.com /sleepdisorders   (653 words)

  
 Sleep Disorder Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Increasingly, such disorders are recognized as the root cause of certain physical and psychological conditions, conditions which may previously have remained undiagnosed.
Sleep deprivation causes increased susceptibility to illness and, often, a deterioration of daytime performance.
The Sleep Disorder Center is able to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary medical care to patients of all ages, thanks to our team of pulmonary, neurology, cardiology, otolaryngology, psychology, psychiatry, odontonomy and urology specialists.
www.huntingtonhospital.com /body.cfm?id=3736   (499 words)

  
 Everything Sleep:Sleep Disorder
A sleep disorder is a physiological, biological, or psychological condition that chronically disturbs sleep.
Sleep disorders are also more common in children who are obese or who have craniofacial problems, neurological problems or developmental delays.
Sleep Disorders are grouped according to difficulty in going to sleep (Insomnia), difficulty in staying awake (Hypersomnia), irresistible attacks of sleep (Narcolepsy), abrupt awakening from sleep, usually accompanied by a scream or a cry (Sleep Terrors), Sleep Walking, or Nightmares.
www.siql.com /sleep/sleep_disorder.htm   (3503 words)

  
 Sleep Disorder Center
There are over 84 different disorders of sleeping and waking that can lead to a poorer quality of life.
A person with sleep apnea regularly stops breathing during sleep for 10 seconds or longer (an occasional stop in breathing is normal).
Sleep disorders are often diagnosed by physician specialists in neurology, pulmonary medicine and ear, nose and throat medicine but can be detected by your general practitioner as well.
www.uchs.org /specialized/sdc.cfm   (941 words)

  
 Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Shift work intolerance, although listed as a circadian rhythm-related sleep disorder, should not be regarded as an internal biological clock issue or a sleep disorder alone.
Sleep centers have seen an increase in the number of patients with the complaint of inadequate sleep and difficulty coping with shift work.
The sleep center physician may also want the patient to meet with the behavioral therapist to work on strategies to better improve the quality of sleep and to make adjustments to the patient's current work schedule.
sleep.wustl.edu /fpp/sleep.nsf/wv/a00effe2165145ee86256fd90077e252   (687 words)

  
 Sleep News
National Sleep Awareness Week set to begin March 27 Ilene Rosen, MD and Richard Schwab, MD, with the University of Pennsylvania Division of Sleep Medicine, spend their days examining and explaining to patients...
While one might question the connection between treating a sleep disorder and an attention problem, this newest finding highlights the confusion over how to determine which of the many options is the best...
Sleep researchers have reported an unusual number of incidents of sleepwalking in people taking Ambien, the top-selling sleep aid in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration has received similar reports.
www.topix.net /health/sleep   (620 words)

  
 Sleep Disorders Range From Apnea to Restless Leg Syndrome
Sleep disorders are actually more common than you might think and make their presence known in a variety of ways.
Sleep disorders may be caused by a number of factors.
On the other hand, sleep disorders like insomnia may be caused by mental conditions, while snoring may be a result of apnea.
www.lostslumber.com   (426 words)

  
 Sleepnet.com's Sleep Disorder Information
If you suspect that you have a sleep disorder you should seek care from a qualified professional.
The Sleep Forums are not to be used for commercial purposes.
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (OSA, etc.) are most common and can present as insomnia, narcolepsy, or idiopathic hypersomnia.
www.sleepnet.com /disorder.htm   (123 words)

  
 The Sleep Disorders Center of Central Texas
The Sleep Disorders Center of Central Texas, located in Austin, Texas, is a comprehensive clinical facility diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of sleep/wake disorders.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Restless Legs Syndrome, and Narcolepsy are a few of the many sleep disorders that can be disabling and lead to other medical problems.
An overnight sleep study, known as a polysomnogram, is necessary to diagnose many sleep disorders.
www.sleepdoctor.com   (403 words)

  
 Sleep disorder, deprivation and problems relieved with Nano Cal/Mag.
Magnesium is a sleep aid for insomnia, sleep disorder, sleep deprivation, sleep problem, and lack of sleep.
There are many possible causes for sleep deprivation or insomnia and calcium or magnesium deficiencies could be a part of the problem.
If you then no longer experience the sleep difficulties than a calcium and/or magnesium deficiency may probably be the problem and you should develop a daily routine of supplementation with these two products to help prevent a reoccurrence.
www.mag-i-cal.com /sleepdisorder.htm   (1493 words)

  
 sleep, Sleep Disorders Dictionary - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Snoring, Insomnia, Sleep Debt, Narcolepsy, Nightmares, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) - sleep disorder characterized by an itching, creeping, or crawling sensation in the legs that tends to occur when an individual is asleep.
Sleep Bruxism - Clenching or grinding of the teeth during sleep.
Sleep Debt - sleep deficit caused by an individual sleeping for a shorter period of time than is healthy, usually to accomodate a busy or stressful lifestyle.
www.abed.com /sleepcenter/dictionary.html   (695 words)

  
 eMedicine - Sleep Disorder, Geriatric : Article by Subir Vij, MD, MPH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A large proportion of older people are at risk for sleep disturbances, which may be caused by many factors such as physical illness or symptoms, increased use of medications, changes in social patterns, retirement, death of a spouse or loved one, and changes in circadian rhythm.
Changes in sleep patterns may be part of the normal aging process; however, many of these disturbances may be related to pathological processes that are associated with aging.
A careful review of sleep history and sleep hygiene, a comprehensive history of drug use, reports from spouse, sleep logs, and education regarding age-related sleep change should be integral parts of the evaluation of sleep disturbance.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3179.htm   (4674 words)

  
 Sleep Disorder - Insomnia - Sleep Apnea
Studies of people enduring prolonged sleep deprivation have shown that while their ability to function is compromised, there is no lasting impact on physical or emotional health once they're allowed to catch up on sleep.
Sleeping longer than the body needs will increase the amount of time spent in very light sleep, causing a person to awaken unrefreshed.
Sleeping pills can promote sleep for a few nights but contribute to insomnia when taken longer because people may develop a tolerance for them.
www.health.harvard.edu /special_health_reports/Improving_Sleep.htm   (377 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Health | Sleep disorder liver disease link
People who suffer a serious sleep disorder may also be at risk of liver problems, a study has suggested.
The Hepatology study said overweight people with the sleep disorder were more at risk than those without.
People with sleep apnoea have been shown to have a higher chance of developing high blood pressure and therefore experiencing strokes or heart problems.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/4587133.stm   (422 words)

  
 AllRefer Health - Narcolepsy (Daytime Sleep Disorder)
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder associated with uncontrollable sleepiness and frequent daytime sleeping.
Studies have indicated that the disorder may be genetic, with studies showing gene markers that may indicate a tendency to develop narcolepsy.
Narcolepsy is characterized by episodes of frequent, uncontrollable daytime sleeping, usually preceded by drowsiness.
health.allrefer.com /health/narcolepsy-info.html   (428 words)

  
 Sleep Disorders Information & Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A sleep disorder is a physical and psychological condition or disturbance of sleep and wakefulness caused by abnormalities that occur during sleep or by abnormalities of specific sleep mechanisms.
Although the sleep disorder exists during sleep, recognizable symptoms manifest themselves during the day.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder in which patients experience irrepressible sensations in the legs or arms while sitting or lying still.
www.talkaboutsleep.com /sleep-disorders   (411 words)

  
 Sleep Disorder Information&Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Talk About Sleep Mission: to be a world leader in the sleep field by providing quality information, support and resources to sleep disorder patients, their family, friends and healthcare professionals.
Begin by taking our Sleep Self Assessment Quiz - you will receive instant results, and upon completion you will be pointed to the appropriate areas of Talk About Sleep.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain illness characterized by widespread musculoskeletal aches, pain and stiffness, soft tissue tenderness, general fatigue and sleep disturbances.
www.talkaboutsleep.com   (404 words)

  
 sleep disorder, sleep disorder information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sleep expert Kacper Postawski spills the beans in his fascinating new ebook “Powerful Sleep.” Sleep is a complex and fascinating system which you can OPTIMIZE in order to sleep less, and create an abundance of energy in your life.
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 Diabetic Life
Obesity is a known risk factor for diabetes as well as sleep apnea, and diabetics are nine times more likely to have sleep apnea than people without the disease, Herdegen said.
The participants underwent the standard treatment for the sleep apnea, called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which includes going to bed wearing a mask over the nose or nostrils that is attached to a machine that blows air through the upper respiratory tract, keeping the back of the throat from closing.
It has been established that sleep apnea impairs the body's ability to properly deal with glucose, but this work shows that treating sleep apnea improves the patient's glucose metabolism, he added.
www.diabeticlife.org /ms/news/524213/main.html   (736 words)

  
 HHMI News: Researchers Discover Heritable Sleep Disorder
Researchers studying three families with the same unusual sleep pattern have uncovered the first hereditary sleep disorder in humans caused by a single gene.
Jones approached Ptácek, who studies genetic disorders in humans, and the two scientists led a team that interviewed the woman's extended family to determine the extent of the problem.
The results were striking—the researchers discovered that the disorder followed the simple inheritance pattern of traits caused by a single mutant gene.
www.hhmi.org /news/ptacek.html   (891 words)

  
 Sleep Apnea -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sleep apnea can be a serious sleep disorder.
People who have sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds at a time while they are sleeping.
If you are interested in meeting other people who have sleep apnea, you can visit the American Sleep Apnea Association's Web site to find the location of a support group near you.
familydoctor.org /handouts/212.html   (804 words)

  
 Florida Sleep Disorder Center - Florida Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Medicine, and Pulmonology Sleep ...
At least 84 percent of sleep disorders lead to a lowered quality of life and reduced personal health.
Fortunately most sleep disorders are readily treatable once they are diagnosed.
Warning signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS): Loud snoring, a pattern of snoring interrupted by pauses, then gasps, falling asleep at inappropriate times, trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, irritability, depression or loss of interest in sex, headaches and nausea upon awakening, and frequent nighttime urination or even bed wetting.
www.floridasleep.com   (297 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Sleep Disorder: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sleep disorder is a rare book that is truly worth the cost of finding, if you are a fan of Ketchum and Lee.
There are seven stories in all, 5 stories, plus 2 more that are the original first drafts of 'Sleep Disorder' and 'I'd Give Anything for You.' Whenever you put Edward Lee and Jack Ketchum together, it spells horror in a highly entertaining and gruesome way.
Sleep Disorder ' Bill Dumont is a rich, successful, powerful man, and a bastard to boot.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1887368698   (1307 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Health | Sleep disorder 'damages brain'
Scientists have uncovered evidence of a link between a common sleep disorder and brain damage.
Sleep apnoea occurs when the airways become blocked by the tongue or soft palate, depriving the person of oxygen and briefly waking them.
It was found the sleep apnoea patients had less brain density in the left hippocampus, where the storage of memory is co-ordinated.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/3077954.stm   (395 words)

  
 Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Snore, Hypopnea
Apnea, sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea are defined as ".
Obstructive sleep apnea (obstructive sleep apnea) is cause by the closing of the upper airway while asleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea causes a drop in one's blood oxygen saturation (SaO2) and an increase in the blood's carbon dioxide (CO2).
www.cpapman.com /disorder.htm   (1112 words)

  
 eMedicine - REM Sleep Behavior Disorder : Article by ABM Salah Uddin, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, the minimal diagnostic criteria include movements of the body or limbs associated with dreaming and at least one of the following criteria: potentially harmful sleep behavior, dreams that appear to be acted out, and sleep behavior that disrupts sleep continuity (American Sleep Disorders Association, 1997).
The presenting complaint is violent dream-enacting behaviors during REM sleep, often causing self-injury or injury to the bed partner.
Tachibana N, Oka Y: Longitudinal change in REM sleep components in a patient with multiple system atrophy associated with REM sleep behavior disorder: paradoxical improvement of nocturnal behaviors in a progressive neurodegenerative disease.
www.emedicine.com /neuro/topic524.htm   (2529 words)

  
 Links To Interesting Sleep Disorder Websites from InsomniaCure.com
The ASAA's mission is simple: The American Sleep Apnea Association is dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder.
Sleep disorders medicine is a clinical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of sleep and daytime alertness."
Its mission was and is to encourage international collaborations, facilitate the generation and dissemination of information, and increase public awareness of the importance of sleep research and the impact of sleep disorders.
www.insomniacure.com /sleeplinks.html   (2924 words)

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