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what are some sleep disorders?

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Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 47 years experience
Snoring, Apnea: Snoring is the most frequently encountered sleep disorder and is thought to be a precursor to sleep apnea. Obesity is a co morbidity with both. Some snoring and sleep apnea can resolve with weight loss and control. CPAP and dental devices are the two most common methods of dealing with these. Diagnosis requires a pollysomnogram but many md and dentist can conduct screeen exams with a medibyte or.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Sleep disorders: Insomnia can be primary or secondary. Examples of primary are sleep apnea & narcolepsy. Examples of secondary are thyroid disease, cardiovascular, medications causing poor sleep.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What herbs help sleep disorders?

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Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 35 years experience
None, or some..maybe: For initial insomnia - research suggests some scents(eg. Chamomile) can aid relaxation, as may teas from chamomile, valerian and kava. There are no manufacturing standards for these substances, so dosages vary and are unreliable. Some people find magnesium helpful for falling asleep or for restless legs. There are no valid herbal remedies for sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias, etc.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of sleep disorders?

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Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 38 years experience
Insomnia/hypersomnia: The 2 most common symptoms of sleep disorders are: 1) insomnia - difficulty initiating and/or maintaining sleep 2) hypersomnia - daytime sleepiness.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the types of sleeping disorders?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Quantity & Quality.: Some disorders affect the quality of your sleep; these include sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. These are hard to figure out because your duration of sleep may be fine. Many things medical and emotional can affect the quantity of sleep.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What kind of sleep disorders are there?

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Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Sleep Disorders: Disorders of sleep onset, sleep maintenance, poor sleep efficiency, parasomnias such as sleepwalking or sleep terrors, nightmares, disorders related to muscle jerks, REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, sleep apnea (stopping breathing during sleep), snoring...and many many more. Good to see an expert for a thorough assessment
A 35-year-old male asked:

What are the causes of sleep disorders?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Multiple causes:: stress, tension, anxiety, depression, RLS, poor sleep hygiene, ruminating, street drugs the list goes on possibly obstructive sleep apnea- breathing or cardiac issues-please consult your PCO or sleep specialist.

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