Sleep disorders involve problems with the quality, timing or amount of sleep. It’s estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from sleep disorders, impacting daily functioning and adversely affecting health and longevity. There are over 80 types of sleep disorders that can be grouped into the following categories:

  • Insomnia (problems falling and/or staying asleep)
  • Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness, problems staying awake)
  • Circadian rhythm disorders (problems with the pattern and/or timing of sleep)
  • Parasomnias (unusual behaviors during sleep)
  • Sleep-related breathing disorders (e.g. sleep apnea)
  • Sleep-related movement disorders (e.g. restless legs syndrome)

Common Seep Disorders

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