3 doctors weighed in:

How many basic types of sleep disorders are there?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep disorders

The most common are Insomnias and parasomnias.
Primary and secondary insomnia refer to inadequate sleep for various reasons. Parasomnias are abnormalities of sleep such as sleep walking, nightmares, sleep terrors etc. If you feel your sleep is disturbed you can contact me for an initial assessment.

In brief: Sleep disorders

The most common are Insomnias and parasomnias.
Primary and secondary insomnia refer to inadequate sleep for various reasons. Parasomnias are abnormalities of sleep such as sleep walking, nightmares, sleep terrors etc. If you feel your sleep is disturbed you can contact me for an initial assessment.
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Thank
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: There are many

Sleep disorders are broken down into two types: ones that cause you to be sleepy, and ones that cause you to not fall asleep or stay asleep.
Those are the two main, broad categories. Under each are dozens of individual disorders.

In brief: There are many

Sleep disorders are broken down into two types: ones that cause you to be sleepy, and ones that cause you to not fall asleep or stay asleep.
Those are the two main, broad categories. Under each are dozens of individual disorders.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified,
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors