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Sleep Disorders

Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is very common and affects millions of Americans. It is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep. Loud snoring, snorting and periods of silence are typical symptoms of sleep apnea but are not always present, especially in children.
Insomnia
There are four basic kinds of insomnia.
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSP) is a circadian rhythm disorder. It consists of a typical sleep pattern that is "delayed" by two or more hours.
Restless Leg Syndrome
If you do have restless legs syndrome (RLS), you are not alone. Up to 8% of the U.S. population may have the neurologic condition. Many have a mild form of the disorder, but RLS severely affects the lives of millions of individuals.
Narcolepsy
The term narcolepsy is used to describe a group of people affected by excessive sleepiness. It also includes features of dreaming that occur while awake. Narcoleptics are often refreshed by short naps.
Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
Upper Airway Resistance syndrome, UARS
Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Shift work sleep disorder is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder that occurs due to a work schedule that takes place during the normal sleep period. This schedule requires you to work when your body wants to sleep.
Pediatric Sleep Disorders
pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, childhood obstructive sleep apnea, RLS, pediatric restless legs syndrome, children's insomnia