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Sleep Disorders

sleep disorders

If you have trouble getting enough sleep — or feel tired even if you think you sleep okay — you may have one of the treatable sleep disorders. Regular, sound sleep is crucial for our health and well-being. Yet 60% of Americans report they experience trouble sleeping almost every night.

Many physiological and biological problems can lead to disruptions in your ability to get a healthy night’s sleep. These disorders typically fall into two categories: dyssomnias and parasomnias. Use the links below to click on a sleep disorder and learn more.

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These types of sleep disorders make it difficult to get to sleep or stay asleep. In other words, problems with sleep timing, duration, and quality. One of the leading “dyssomnias” is sleep apnea.


Parasomnia sleep disorders are characterized by arousal, partial arousal, or sleep stage transitions. They are marked by abnormal behaviors during sleep.

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