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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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What causes insomnia and how to treat it?

What causes insomnia and how to treat it?

Researchers explore the impact of dance therapy in patients with breast cancer

Researchers explore the impact of dance therapy in patients with breast cancer

Transgender college students more likely to suffer from sleep disorders and mental health issues

Transgender college students more likely to suffer from sleep disorders and mental health issues

Cannabidiol for Parkinson's disease symptom management

Cannabidiol for Parkinson's disease symptom management

Chronic tiredness in people with sleep apnea can have serious implications for road safety

Chronic tiredness in people with sleep apnea can have serious implications for road safety

Increased levels of dopamine play an important role in transition to REM sleep, mice study suggests

Increased levels of dopamine play an important role in transition to REM sleep, mice study suggests

VA researchers shine light on the dangerous mental health consequences of COVID-19

VA researchers shine light on the dangerous mental health consequences of COVID-19

Study suggests hospitalized COVID-19 patients are at higher risk of neurocognitive decline

Study suggests hospitalized COVID-19 patients are at higher risk of neurocognitive decline

Association of obstructive sleep apnea with hospitalization due to COVID-19

Association of obstructive sleep apnea with hospitalization due to COVID-19

New review examines the advances and future trends in sleep disorder measurement technology

New review examines the advances and future trends in sleep disorder measurement technology

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder

New method for interpreting brain activity data more accurate than conventional techniques

New method for interpreting brain activity data more accurate than conventional techniques

Large-scale transdiagnostic study links mental illness and poor sleep quality

Large-scale transdiagnostic study links mental illness and poor sleep quality

$35.1 million US grant focuses on investigating sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration

$35.1 million US grant focuses on investigating sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration

FDA approves a new indication for chronic sleep disorder treatment

FDA approves a new indication for chronic sleep disorder treatment

Flinders University sleep experts test new mattress sensor

Flinders University sleep experts test new mattress sensor

Non-invasive sensor technology to be tested in a world-first sleep disorder trial

Non-invasive sensor technology to be tested in a world-first sleep disorder trial

Research reveals how autonomic nervous system influences deep sleep in sleepwalkers

Research reveals how autonomic nervous system influences deep sleep in sleepwalkers

New algorithm can improve diagnosis, treatment of sleep disorders

New algorithm can improve diagnosis, treatment of sleep disorders

New clinical guidelines to manage insomnia with intensive behavioral therapy

New clinical guidelines to manage insomnia with intensive behavioral therapy