Sleep Disorders Center
Sleep Apnea May Speed Kidney Decline
Irregular Shift Work May Slow Brain Function
Cutting Calories May Cut Sleep Apnea
Sleepy Teens Could Face Serious Health Problems
Over 50 million American adults have chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders. There are many different kinds of sleep disorders, but the most common ones deal with insomnia (not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep) and sleep apnea (poor sleep due to physical or neurological problems with breathing during sleep) and narcolepsy (excessive daytime sleepiness).
Restless leg syndrome (need to move while falling asleep), and sleepwalking are less common, but often cause considerable distress and disability. Treatments for sleep disorders...