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Insufficient Sleep Syndrome

Insufficient Sleep Syndrome

There are more than 70 recognized sleep disorders that can plague people’s nightly slumber. Many of these sleep disorders are caused by physiological problems, neurological disorders, medical problems, psychiatric troubles, environmental factors, and even disruptions to one’s biological clock. Unlike these other disorders, Insufficient sleep syndrome (commonly referred to as sleep restriction, sleep deprivation, and

Kleine–Levin Syndrome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kleine–Levin syndrome (KLS), also known as Sleeping Beauty syndrome, is a rare sleep disorder characterized by persistent episodic hypersomnia and cognitive or mood changes. Many patients also experience hyperphagia, hypersexuality and other symptoms. Patients generally experience recurrent episodes of the condition for more than a decade and may return at


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Not to be confused with Narcolepsy. Hypersomnia, or hypersomnolence, is a neurological disorder of excessive time spent sleeping or excessive sleepiness. It can have many possible causes[1] and can cause distress and problems with functioning.[2] In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-5), hypersomnolence,

Fast Facts on Narcolepsy

Here are some key points about narcolepsy. 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders. Although highly prevalent, common sleep disorders are infrequently identified by primary care providers. Narcolepsy is the second leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness after obstructive sleep apnea. The average time from the onset of narcolepsy to diagnosis


General (Sleep Related): American Academy of Sleep Medicine National Sleep Foundation National Center on Sleep Disorders Research National Sleep Foundation-Waking America to the Importance of Sleep Narcolepsy (with Cataplexy): Narcolepsy Network Wake Up Narcolepsy National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Stanford Center for Narcolepsy National Sleep Foundation Idiopathic Hypersomnia/Major Somnolence Disorder: National Institutes

Narcolepsy Treatment

There are several treatments approved by the FDA for use in narcolepsy. There are no treatments approved for idiopathic hypersomnia (IHS), although it is common practice to use wake-promoting medications that are known to be effective in patients with narcolepsy to treat the sleepiness associated with idiopathic hypersomnia. These treatments have not been studied to


Hypersomnias are a group of sleep disorders that causes a person to be excessively sleepy. People with a hypersomnia may fall asleep at times that are inconvenient or even dangerous, such as at work or while driving. They may also have other sleep-related difficulties, a lack of energy and trouble thinking clearly. Narcolepsy is the