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Sleep Disorders

What is sleep?

Sleep is a complex biological process. While you are sleeping, you are unconscious, but your brain and body functions are still active. They are doing a number of important jobs that help you stay healthy and function at your best. So when you don't get enough quality sleep, it does more than just make you feel tired. It can affect your physical and mental health, thinking, and daily functioning.

What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders are conditions that disturb your normal sleep patterns. There are more than 80 different sleep disorders. Some major types include:

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  1. Sleep Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is sleep? Sleep is a complex biological process. While you are sleeping, you are unconscious, but your brain and body functions are ... So when you don't get enough quality sleep, it does more than just make you feel ...
  2. Sleep Apnea (National Library of Medicine)  
    Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing ... an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It causes your airway to collapse or ...
  3. Healthy Sleep (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is sleep? While you are sleeping, you are unconscious, but your brain and body functions are still active. Sleep is a complex biological process that helps you ...
  4. Sleep Study What is a sleep study? A sleep study, also known as polysomnography, is a test that measures and records different body functions while you sleep. ...
  5. Polysomnography is a sleep study. This test records certain body functions as you sleep, or try to sleep. Polysomnography is used to diagnose ...
  6. Sleep patterns are often learned as children. When we repeat these patterns over many years, they become ... some time if you have had the same sleep habits for years.
  7. Central sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing stops over and over during sleep. ... Central sleep apnea results when the brain temporarily stops sending signals to the muscles that cause breathing. The condition ...
  8. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which individuals experience pauses in breathing (apnea) during sleep, which are associated with partial or complete closure ...
  9. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a problem in which your breathing pauses during sleep. This occurs because of narrowed or blocked airways.
  10. Irregular sleep-wake syndrome is sleeping without any real schedule. ... routine during the day. The amount of total sleep time is normal, but the body clock loses ...
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