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Dr. Marsha Davis
731 doctors shared insights

Sleep Disorder (Elderly) (Definition)

Dysosmia is a condition in which a person has disturbances in the quality, amount, or timing of sleep. He does not sleep soundly and may wake up several times an hour due to breathing obstructions, snoring, anxiety, depression, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc ...Read more


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Which type of doctors know the most about sleep disorders?

Which type of doctors know the most about sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders: It's a multidisciplinary field involving pulmonologists, neurologists, internists, psychiatrists, psychologists, family practitioners, pediatricians, dentists, and ENT doctors. Any one of them that is trained in sleep medicine should be able to help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about sleep disorders or parasomnias?

Can you tell me anything about sleep disorders or parasomnias?

Parasomnias: Parasomnias include anything that is an abnormality of sleep and includes nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, nighttime enuresis and others. I recommend you see a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders for a good assessment and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Does anybody know about sleep disorders when first starting new job?

Does anybody know about sleep disorders when first starting new job?

Anxiety: Anxiety causes lots of sleep issues. Mostly it has to do with falling asleep and waking up too early. This can be months or days before new job or "new stress" and can persist if not taken care of with relaxation strategies and stress relief. ...Read more

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Who knows most about sleep disorders? Psychologists? Pulmonary doctors?

Who knows most about sleep disorders? Psychologists? Pulmonary doctors?

Depends: Doctors who have completed fellowship training in sleep medicine will be the best resource. A clinical psychologist with training in sleep will be able to provide cognative skills in order to help people sleep better. A pulmonologist, neiurologist, internal medicine physician, dentist, etc will be trained in different aspects of dealing with sleep disorders. ...Read more

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How do doctors learn about sleep disorders? For example how does a gp learn about insomnia, apnea, or plms?

Training or classes: Some doctors learn during their training in med school and others learn by attending meetings or specialized courses. With so much information available now online, some doctors are able to use sources to educate themselves about sleep conditions. ...Read more

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Where can I find credible information about sleeping disorders?

Where can I find credible information about sleeping disorders?

Aasmnet.org: American academy of sleep medicine. There are links for patient information. This is the main professional web site for sleep physicians. ...Read more

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Who should I talk to about my sleep disorder?

Who should I talk to about my sleep disorder?

Sleep disorders: Sleep disorders can usually be best assessed and treated by a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders. Insomnia for example is usually best treated with Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia. This tends to be a specialty that is usually treated by a Psychologist. More info from this provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
4,876 doctors shared insights

Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Sleep Disturbance (Definition)

Sleep disturbance is a condition where the sleep patterns ...Read more