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Sleep Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions: Narcolepsy

For people with narcolepsy, the primary symptom is Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS). Find answers to questions about this neurologic disorder.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Narcolepsy Network

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Learn about treatment plans that can improve your sleeping patterns, health, and quality of life.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

About Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a frequent disorder: it is the second leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness diagnosed by sleep centers after obstructive sleep apnea. Find out more about the incidence and symptoms of narcolepsy.

Review Date: April 01, 2015

Stanford Center for Narcolepsy

Children's Sleep Apnea

Does your child snore or show other signs of disturbed sleep? It is estimated than 1 to 4 percent of children suffer from sleep apnea. If you suspect your child may have this condition, learn more about diagnosis and treatment, and open the link provided to find a directory of pediatric sleep specialists.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

American Sleep Apnea Association

CPAP Assistance Program

Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is the most widely used and most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This program recycles gently used CPAPs in order to put them in the hands of those who need therapy but don't have the means to pay for it, or insurance that provides coverage.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

American Sleep Apnea Association

How to Stop Snoring

Discover the cause of your snoring and find the right cure that may improve your health, your relationships, and your sleep.

Review Date: April 01, 2015


NIHSeniorHealth: Sleep and Aging FAQ

This document covers the consequences of poor sleep for older adults, common sleep disorders, and more.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Questions and Answers about Valerian for Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders

Find an overview on valerian, an herb and dietary supplement used for insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Sleep Apnea

If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night's sleep, you may have sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

What Is Insomnia?

This publication discusses insomnia, a condition that causes problems falling or staying asleep. The publication links to more information about the condition, including causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments, including lifestyle changes.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

What Is Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy (NAR-ko-lep-see) is a disorder that causes a person to have difficulty staying awake. Learn about the condition, including causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research - NCSDR
NHLBI Health Information Center

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