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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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Trial to investigate new therapies for sleep apnea

Trial to investigate new therapies for sleep apnea

Study finds dramatic increases in rates of insomnia, sleep apnea among US military members

Study finds dramatic increases in rates of insomnia, sleep apnea among US military members

Star-shaped brain cells impact the length and depth of sleep in mice

Star-shaped brain cells impact the length and depth of sleep in mice

Study reveals close link between Parkinson's disease and certain immune cells in the blood

Study reveals close link between Parkinson's disease and certain immune cells in the blood

Rest during holidays has a restorative effect on DNA changes in shift workers with sleep disorder

Rest during holidays has a restorative effect on DNA changes in shift workers with sleep disorder

Children with epilepsy experience poor, disrupted sleep

Children with epilepsy experience poor, disrupted sleep

Some COVID-19 patients experience persistent chronic fatigue six months after infection, finds study

Some COVID-19 patients experience persistent chronic fatigue six months after infection, finds study

Insomnia patients commonly underestimate their actual sleep behavior

Insomnia patients commonly underestimate their actual sleep behavior

Researchers explore link between work addiction risk and health-related outcomes

Researchers explore link between work addiction risk and health-related outcomes

Severe obstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of dementia

Severe obstructive sleep apnea linked to increased risk of dementia

ResMed launches new sleep education campaign

ResMed launches new sleep education campaign

Study shows how a genetic mutation causes common sleep syndrome

Study shows how a genetic mutation causes common sleep syndrome

Sleep disorders common during COVID-19 pandemic

Sleep disorders common during COVID-19 pandemic

Sleep apnea increases risk of severe COVID 19

Sleep apnea increases risk of severe COVID 19

Meditation-relaxation technique can help treat sleep paralysis

Meditation-relaxation technique can help treat sleep paralysis

New Android application helps identify signs of sleep apnea at home

New Android application helps identify signs of sleep apnea at home

New study investigates the impact of COVID-19 on sleep

New study investigates the impact of COVID-19 on sleep

How India's lockdown has affected mental health

How India's lockdown has affected mental health

Sleep may help animals adapt to challenging new situations

Sleep may help animals adapt to challenging new situations

Coping with adult nightmares

Coping with adult nightmares