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A sleep disorder (somnipathy) is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental and emotional functioning. A test commonly ordered for some sleep disorders is the polysomnogram.

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New recommendations aim to improve outcomes of Parkinson's disease patients

New recommendations aim to improve outcomes of Parkinson's disease patients

Survey: 41% of adults will fall back to sleep when daylight saving time ends

Survey: 41% of adults will fall back to sleep when daylight saving time ends

Sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, study shows

Sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, study shows

Military veterans with PTSD suffer from rare sleep disorder

Military veterans with PTSD suffer from rare sleep disorder

Parkinson's disease also connected with the immune system, confirms new study

Parkinson's disease also connected with the immune system, confirms new study

Behavioral problems during childhood can lead to adult insomnia

Behavioral problems during childhood can lead to adult insomnia

UA receives $1.4 million grant for a peer-support program to help sleep apnea patients

UA receives $1.4 million grant for a peer-support program to help sleep apnea patients

Study examines how evening use of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine affects sleep outcomes

Study examines how evening use of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine affects sleep outcomes

Advanced sleep phase may affect at least 1 in 300 adults, study reveals

Advanced sleep phase may affect at least 1 in 300 adults, study reveals

Sleep disorders in patients with low back pain linked to increased healthcare visits, costs

Sleep disorders in patients with low back pain linked to increased healthcare visits, costs

Nurses potentially suffer from sleep deprivation and common sleep disorders

Nurses potentially suffer from sleep deprivation and common sleep disorders

A direct link established between chronic insomnia and cognitive problems

A direct link established between chronic insomnia and cognitive problems

Study: Women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness

Study: Women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness

Common sleep myths may pose a significant public health threat

Common sleep myths may pose a significant public health threat

CPAP treatment can result in weight loss in people with sleep apnea and obseity

CPAP treatment can result in weight loss in people with sleep apnea and obseity

Scientists find new proof that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease

Scientists find new proof that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease

Loyola expert recommends powering down smart phones to get a good night's sleep

Loyola expert recommends powering down smart phones to get a good night's sleep

Study on REM sleep disorder patients provides key predictors of Parkinson's disease

Study on REM sleep disorder patients provides key predictors of Parkinson's disease

PTSD alone does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans

PTSD alone does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans

Study finds risk factors linked to REM sleep behavior disorder

Study finds risk factors linked to REM sleep behavior disorder