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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.
FDA warns about 'stay awake drug' Provigil

FDA warns about 'stay awake drug' Provigil

The biomedical and sociological effects of sleep restriction

The biomedical and sociological effects of sleep restriction

Infrared imaging for sleep apnea diagnosis shows promise

Infrared imaging for sleep apnea diagnosis shows promise

Modafinil effective treatment for excessive sleepiness

Modafinil effective treatment for excessive sleepiness

People overestimate sleep times

People overestimate sleep times

Insomniac fish help understand the genetics behind sleep disorders

Insomniac fish help understand the genetics behind sleep disorders

New tool to assess excessive daytime sleepiness in adolescents

New tool to assess excessive daytime sleepiness in adolescents

Pioneering approach to cardiovascular care

Pioneering approach to cardiovascular care

Pay-for-performance project to improve cardiovascular care

Pay-for-performance project to improve cardiovascular care

Severe premenstrual syndrome and sleep quality

Severe premenstrual syndrome and sleep quality

Children have more difficulty initiating sleep than maintaining sleep

Children have more difficulty initiating sleep than maintaining sleep

Lower metabolism, eating behavior possibly explain the cause of overweight in narcolepsy

Lower metabolism, eating behavior possibly explain the cause of overweight in narcolepsy

Extended wakefulness and low-dose alcohol impairs driving performance

Extended wakefulness and low-dose alcohol impairs driving performance

Types of sleep and risk of mortality

Types of sleep and risk of mortality

Alcohol and sleep restriction can affect young men's alertness and driving performance

Alcohol and sleep restriction can affect young men's alertness and driving performance

Tonsillectomies increasingly performed to treat snoring and sleep disorders

Tonsillectomies increasingly performed to treat snoring and sleep disorders

Do not ignore fatigue

Do not ignore fatigue

More hours a person works, the less sleep they get

More hours a person works, the less sleep they get

Pregnant women exposed to passive smoking are more likely to have sleep disturbances

Pregnant women exposed to passive smoking are more likely to have sleep disturbances

African-Americans and other racial minorities more likely to have sleep durations associated with increased mortality

African-Americans and other racial minorities more likely to have sleep durations associated with increased mortality

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