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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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Children who have problems breathing during sleep tend to score lower on tests of mental development and intelligence

Children who have problems breathing during sleep tend to score lower on tests of mental development and intelligence

Pregnant women are at higher risk for restless legs syndrome

Pregnant women are at higher risk for restless legs syndrome

Oral appliances effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea

Oral appliances effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea

Adenotonsillectomy resolves child sleep disorders

Adenotonsillectomy resolves child sleep disorders

67 percent of older Americans report trouble sleeping

67 percent of older Americans report trouble sleeping

Lack of sleep may cause behavioral, learning and attention problems

Lack of sleep may cause behavioral, learning and attention problems

Doctors urge Government to 'wake up' to new sleep apnoea bill

Doctors urge Government to 'wake up' to new sleep apnoea bill

Newly discovered protein switch may be key to understanding sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression

Newly discovered protein switch may be key to understanding sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression

Typical warning signs for sleep apnea

Typical warning signs for sleep apnea

We know they need caffeine, but how it works on the newborn is the subject of a new study

We know they need caffeine, but how it works on the newborn is the subject of a new study

New resources to better understand sleep

New resources to better understand sleep

People with extremely early or extremely late sleep times may suffer from Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

People with extremely early or extremely late sleep times may suffer from Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

Brain cells containing the chemical histamine are critical for waking

Brain cells containing the chemical histamine are critical for waking

Basketball enthusiasts are on a losing streak when it comes to sleep

Basketball enthusiasts are on a losing streak when it comes to sleep

Research into sleeping disorder drug may help multiple sclerosis patients

Research into sleeping disorder drug may help multiple sclerosis patients

NASA and Stanford to develop technologies for physiological monitoring of humans

NASA and Stanford to develop technologies for physiological monitoring of humans

Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake

Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake

Tips on getting a good nights kip

Tips on getting a good nights kip

Sleep apnoea and obesity

Sleep apnoea and obesity

Sound sleep in infants lessens likelihood of drug abuse in later years

Sound sleep in infants lessens likelihood of drug abuse in later years