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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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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

Altered blood flow in the brain may cause symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Altered blood flow in the brain may cause symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Sleep disorders increase health care utilization and costs

Sleep disorders increase health care utilization and costs

Sleeping six to seven hours a night associated with more favorable heart health

Sleeping six to seven hours a night associated with more favorable heart health

Researchers perform cross-sectional analysis to understand the link between insomnia and anemia

Researchers perform cross-sectional analysis to understand the link between insomnia and anemia

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