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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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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

Link found between light pollution and insomnia in older adults

Link found between light pollution and insomnia in older adults

Women with sleep apnea show higher risk of heart damage

Women with sleep apnea show higher risk of heart damage

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

Study identifies strong link between sleep disorder and abnormal lipid level

Study identifies strong link between sleep disorder and abnormal lipid level

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