sleep disorder

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Related to sleep disorder: insomnia, sleep apnea, sleep paralysis, Circadian rhythm sleep disorder
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Noun1.sleep disorder - a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern
hypersomnia - an inability to stay awake
insomnia - an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness
pavor nocturnus, sleep terror disorder - a disorder of sleep characterized by a dream of terrifying dimensions far worse than a typical nightmare; they occur during NREM sleep
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep
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In addition, the lifestyle changes are leading to sleep disorder, due to the increased usage of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol.
At the new private clinic, advanced sleep disorder treatments will be available, including the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy," said Dr Mazoud, owner of first private sleep disorder clinic.
The study focuses on chronic insomnia as a disease and sleep disorder.
The researchers found that 36% of the students screened positive for having a sleep disorder, most commonly insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and periodic limb movement disorder, and 6.
Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician at the centre, said that bed partners played an important role in identifying a sleep disorder.
The link between dementia with Lewy bodies and the sleep disorder is not as strong in women, they added.
Insomnia is the top reported sleep disorder followed by obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that causes interrupted breathing during sleep, and affects 22 per cent of the UAE population.
In this podcast, Brent Brandow, director of operations for Parkway SleepHealth Centers, discusses how sleep disorders are diagnosed, specific signs and symptoms of sleep disorders, how someone can distinguish between a few bad nights of sleep and an actual sleep disorder, and the most effective ways that sleep disorders can be treated.
They cover background and patient evaluation, sleep disorder overview, medical management and surgical treatment for sleep apnea, and pediatrics.
Dement is the director of the Stanford University Center of Excellence for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorder in California.
The study revealed that less than four percent (5750 children) were diagnosed with a sleep disorder, Health News Reported.
If keeping cool and fatigue management aren't working, try some of the sleep strategies in the box on page 64 and talk with your doctor about the possibility of a sleep disorder.