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What are the causes of sleep disorders?

What are the causes of sleep disorders?

Many causes: There are many types and presentations of sleep disorders, ranging from inability to sleep (insomnia) to disrupted sleep to too much sleep. Excessive worries, medical problems, activity levels and day-night patterns, sleep apnea (sleep breathing problems) are among the common causes. When there is sustained sleep disturbance, daytime function is affected, resulting in fatigue, memory trouble, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more


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Do bosses take sleep disorders seriously?

Do bosses take sleep disorders seriously?

Probably not: But i sure wish they would because it is a real medical problem that effects functioning at school and work! someone with a sleep disorder needs medical help. ...Read more

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What are the next day symptoms of sleep disorders?

What are the next day symptoms of sleep disorders?

Many: There are a host but to mention a few, sleepiness, poor memory, poor learning, irritability, inability to focus or pay attention, disorganization, depression, anxiety, easy to be angered, poor balance. ...Read more

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What percentage of americans suffer from sleep disorders?

What percentage of americans suffer from sleep disorders?

1 in 5: Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and affects many people at some time in their life. Persistent insomnia affects about 8% of the population. Sleep apnea is becoming more common and unfortunately most people have not been diagnosed. It probably affects 10% of the adult population. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get with sleep disorders?

What symptoms do you get with sleep disorders?

Varies: It really varies depending on the sleep disorder. In general, symptoms include insomnia, sleepiness, headaches, fatigue, depression and anxiety, agitation, attention and memory problems, hyperactivity, snoring and breathing problems during sleep, waking during the night, sleep walking and sleep eating, nightmares and night terrors and more. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sleep disorders?

Sleep problem: Sleep disturbance that causes clinically significant distress or impairment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sleep disorders?

What are  symptoms of sleep disorders?

Insomnia/hypersomnia: The 2 most common symptoms of sleep disorders are: 1) insomnia - difficulty initiating and/or maintaining sleep 2) hypersomnia - daytime sleepiness. ...Read more

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What are the most common sleep disorders in the us?

What are the most common sleep disorders in the us?

Sleep disorders: Insomnia and sleep apnea are the most common sleep disorders. A thorough assessment by a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders can help find answers and solutions. ...Read more

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What are the main types of sleep disorders in adolescents?

Delayed Sleep Phase: Sleeping late and waking up late also called dsps delayed sleep phase syndrome is common in adolescents. Good sleep hygiene and habits are important to counter this. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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