Sleep Disorders: Overview

Sleep Disorders can result in too little or too much sleep. Difficulty sleeping is called insomnia, and can be a difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. There are various causes of insomnia, some simple and some serious. An insidious and often undiagnosed sleep disorder is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which can have very severe health complications. Sleep apnea can also occur in children, such as from enlarged adenoids or tonsils. Excessive daytime sleepiness can result from a disorder called Narcolepsy, although there are also simpler explanations (e.g. Shift work). There are many other types of sleep disorders. Read more about: Insomnia, Sleepiness, Sleep Apnea

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