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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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Purdue Pharma, Eisai announce positive topline results from Phase 3 study of lemborexant

Purdue Pharma, Eisai announce positive topline results from Phase 3 study of lemborexant

OSA patients have higher risk of developing gout, research reveals

OSA patients have higher risk of developing gout, research reveals

Sleep duration of more than eight hours linked with greater mortality and cardiovascular risk

Sleep duration of more than eight hours linked with greater mortality and cardiovascular risk

Sleeping for eight hours or more may increase cardiovascular and mortality risk

Sleeping for eight hours or more may increase cardiovascular and mortality risk

FDA approves new marijuana-based drug to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy

FDA approves new marijuana-based drug to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy

Sleep disorders appear to be first sign of serious neurological diseases

Sleep disorders appear to be first sign of serious neurological diseases

Lower sleep efficiency in people with diabetes and prediabetes associated with poorer cognitive function

Lower sleep efficiency in people with diabetes and prediabetes associated with poorer cognitive function

Immigrants suffer from more sleep disturbances than non-immigrants

Immigrants suffer from more sleep disturbances than non-immigrants

Study shows consumer sleep technology needs further validation

Study shows consumer sleep technology needs further validation

Study: Older adults have high risk for OSA, yet illness remains vastly underdiagnosed

Study: Older adults have high risk for OSA, yet illness remains vastly underdiagnosed

Research reveals why people with tetraplegia more likely to suffer from sleep apnea

Research reveals why people with tetraplegia more likely to suffer from sleep apnea

Study finds increased risk of motor vehicle crashes in sleep-deprived individuals

Study finds increased risk of motor vehicle crashes in sleep-deprived individuals

WSU researchers to test novel sleep measurement technology in insomniacs

WSU researchers to test novel sleep measurement technology in insomniacs

Newborns with spina bifida have sleep-disordered breathing in first days of life, study finds

Newborns with spina bifida have sleep-disordered breathing in first days of life, study finds

Study reveals connection between restless sleep and Parkinson's disease

Study reveals connection between restless sleep and Parkinson's disease

Patients with RBD sleep disorder have risk of developing Parkinson's disease in future

Patients with RBD sleep disorder have risk of developing Parkinson's disease in future

Artificial intelligence and modern musical lullabies can help people sleep better

Artificial intelligence and modern musical lullabies can help people sleep better

Researchers identify neural circuitry responsible for rousing the brain during sleep apnea

Researchers identify neural circuitry responsible for rousing the brain during sleep apnea

Severe hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea

Severe hot flashes in midlife linked to higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea

New tool reveals high cost of untreated sleep disorders in workplace

New tool reveals high cost of untreated sleep disorders in workplace