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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.
Binge TV viewing increasingly prevalent - poses a threat to sleep

Binge TV viewing increasingly prevalent - poses a threat to sleep

Study explains link between poor sleep and Alzheimer's disease

Study explains link between poor sleep and Alzheimer's disease

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

Research findings may pave way for miracle drug to treat narcolepsy

Research findings may pave way for miracle drug to treat narcolepsy

Troubles with normal dreaming may be early warning sign for neurological conditions

Troubles with normal dreaming may be early warning sign for neurological conditions

Research finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African Americans

Research finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African Americans

Sleep: perception and prioritization

Sleep: perception and prioritization

AANP urges patients to prioritize sleep for better health and well-being

AANP urges patients to prioritize sleep for better health and well-being

Researchers to test effectiveness of wristwatch-like devices for detecting sleep apnea in TBI patients

Researchers to test effectiveness of wristwatch-like devices for detecting sleep apnea in TBI patients

Gene CRY1 variant alters circadian clock contributing to delayed sleep phase disorder, study finds

Gene CRY1 variant alters circadian clock contributing to delayed sleep phase disorder, study finds

Pharmaceuticalization of today’s sleep

Pharmaceuticalization of today’s sleep

Researchers identify active component of Indian herb that induces sleep

Researchers identify active component of Indian herb that induces sleep

New study shows link between OSA and complications with previously implanted oral prosthetics

New study shows link between OSA and complications with previously implanted oral prosthetics

BodyCap wins medical CE mark for ingestible connected pill e-Celsius

BodyCap wins medical CE mark for ingestible connected pill e-Celsius

BIDMC review focuses on neural circuitry of wakefulness and sleep

BIDMC review focuses on neural circuitry of wakefulness and sleep

Medical students' licensing exam barely covers items related to obesity, study finds

Medical students' licensing exam barely covers items related to obesity, study finds

Nasal breathing may help get better night's sleep

Nasal breathing may help get better night's sleep

Workplace-based sleep health program can reduce injuries and disability in firefighters

Workplace-based sleep health program can reduce injuries and disability in firefighters

Researchers identify first two core genes that regulate deep sleep and dreaming

Researchers identify first two core genes that regulate deep sleep and dreaming

Vanderbilt sleep specialists offer tips to manage daylight saving time transition

Vanderbilt sleep specialists offer tips to manage daylight saving time transition