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Seven Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea
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Seven Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders afflicting approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. with an estimated 80% of cases going undiagnosed. Many people may be unaware that a sleep disorder is the underlying cause of their health problems, and others may be aware of their sleep disorder but uninformed of...

Circadian Rhythm Disorder: Types, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
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Circadian Rhythm Disorder: Types, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

More and more recent evidence shows the pervasive influence the circadian timing of our biological processes naturally occurring over a 24-hour cycle has in almost all of our physiologic functions. Consequently, along with prominent wake and sleep disruptions, circadian rhythm sleep disorders are linked with mood disturbances, cognitive impairment and increased risk of cardiometabolic disorders. Here...

Chronic vs Acute Insomnia: Definition, Symptoms, and Causes
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Chronic vs Acute Insomnia: Definition, Symptoms, and Causes

Insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or trouble getting restful, uninterrupted sleep. It’s the most common sleep disorder in the United States, with short-term insomnia affecting nearly 1 in 3 adults and long-term, chronic insomnia affecting 1 in 10 adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, up to 70 million Americans experience...

Narcolepsy and the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT): Diagnosis and Reasons
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Narcolepsy and the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT): Diagnosis and Reasons

Narcolepsy is a relatively rare sleep disorder, affecting an estimated 200,000 Americans. However, researchers believe many more people with this sometimes debilitating sleep disorder may be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, due to this condition being difficult to recognize based on symptoms alone. Many other sleep disorders, physical illnesses, drug interaction side effects and even mental illnesses...

What Is Narcolepsy? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options)
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What Is Narcolepsy? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options)

How do sleep medicine physicians define narcolepsy? First, it’s important to note that narcolepsy is one of the less commonly seen sleep disorders. Many people who have excessive daytime sleepiness—who yawn a lot, fall asleep very easily or take unwanted naps during the day—may think they may be narcoleptic, but they’re probably mistaken. It’s far...

Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT): Uses, Indications and Reasons
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Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT): Uses, Indications and Reasons

If your doctor suspects you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), they’ll likely recommend you have a sleep study conducted to diagnose the disorder properly. To determine the diagnosis, there are two primary types of sleep study tests: a polysomnogram (PSG) where you’re supervised by a sleep technologist and a home sleep apnea test (HSAT) where...

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? (Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis)?
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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? (Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis)?

Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders have become a significant health problem in the U.S. And, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association, around 22 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from sleep apnea — 80 percent have undiagnosed moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s President...

Symptoms of a Sleep Disorder That You May Have Missed
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Symptoms of a Sleep Disorder That You May Have Missed

Sleep Disorders affect over 70 Million Americans Sleep disorders are not rare.  They are actually common and many may actually suffer from a sleep disorder or other sleep issue and not even be aware of it.   Signs of a Sleep Disorder or Sleep Issue Taking longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep Feeling tired or...