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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.
Nearly one-third of adults struggle to meet recommended sleep duration, study reveals

Nearly one-third of adults struggle to meet recommended sleep duration, study reveals

Patients with narcolepsy face a dual nightmare of medication shortages and stigma

Patients with narcolepsy face a dual nightmare of medication shortages and stigma

Widespread cannabis use linked to increase in psychiatric disorders, UMSOM review finds

Widespread cannabis use linked to increase in psychiatric disorders, UMSOM review finds

Idiopathic hypersomnia may not be as rare as previously thought

Idiopathic hypersomnia may not be as rare as previously thought

Vegetarian diet linked to lower risk of insomnia, study suggests

Vegetarian diet linked to lower risk of insomnia, study suggests

Working night shifts associated with higher occurrence of disordered sleep

Working night shifts associated with higher occurrence of disordered sleep

Trial addresses the effects of adenotonsillectomy on children with mild sleep-disordered breathing

Trial addresses the effects of adenotonsillectomy on children with mild sleep-disordered breathing

Australian study shows shift workers prioritize sleep over diet and exercise

Australian study shows shift workers prioritize sleep over diet and exercise

New ingestible sensor for non-intrusive sleep disorder monitoring developed by MIT and collaborators

New ingestible sensor for non-intrusive sleep disorder monitoring developed by MIT and collaborators

PET scans of the heart identify people at risk for Parkinson's and Lewy body dementia

PET scans of the heart identify people at risk for Parkinson's and Lewy body dementia

Influence of healthy lifestyle habits on chronic disorders

Influence of healthy lifestyle habits on chronic disorders

Research reveals both protective and harmful gut microbiota associated with sleep apnea risk

Research reveals both protective and harmful gut microbiota associated with sleep apnea risk

FAST joins with University of Pennsylvania to develop investigational AAV gene therapy for Angelman syndrome

FAST joins with University of Pennsylvania to develop investigational AAV gene therapy for Angelman syndrome

Insomnia's toll on the heart: study highlights cardiovascular event risks

Insomnia's toll on the heart: study highlights cardiovascular event risks

Study explores the effectiveness of caffeine consumption for headaches: trigger or remedy?

Study explores the effectiveness of caffeine consumption for headaches: trigger or remedy?

Orexin is crucial to the regulation of pupil size, research shows

Orexin is crucial to the regulation of pupil size, research shows

Study identifies the predictors of post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) syndrome symptoms

Study identifies the predictors of post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) syndrome symptoms

Bariatric surgery reduces risk of MACE and death in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Bariatric surgery reduces risk of MACE and death in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Race may account for the disparity in pharmacological treatment of insomnia

Race may account for the disparity in pharmacological treatment of insomnia

Novel phototherapy device could have potential therapeutic benefits for sleep and daytime functioning

Novel phototherapy device could have potential therapeutic benefits for sleep and daytime functioning