Stanford Sleepiness Scale

Last updated: April 19, 2019

When a person suffers from a sleep disorder, that person often relies on a sleep specialist for help. Sleep specialists … Read more

Prevention of Insomnia

Last updated: April 17, 2019

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. An individual with insomnia experiences difficulties in falling or staying asleep. This happens even … Read more

Menopause and Insomnia

Last updated: April 17, 2019

What is menopause? By definition, menopause is the final menstrual period. Menopause marks the end of the reproductive period of … Read more

Insufficient Sleep Syndrome

Last updated: April 17, 2019

Insufficient sleep syndrome is a voluntary sleep disorder and is a type of hypersomnia. This means that this disorder is … Read more

Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Last updated: April 11, 2019

Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH) is a type of rare sleep disorder. Individuals with IH feel excessively sleepy during the day. A … Read more

Kleine-Levin Syndrome

Last updated: April 11, 2019

What is Kleine-Levin Syndrome? Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) is a rare sleep disorder. This disorder is characterized by persistent episodic hypersomnia. … Read more

Narcolepsy

Last updated: April 11, 2019

Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder. It causes a disruption in the sleep and wakefulness state of the affected person. As … Read more

Sleep-related Hypoxemia

Last updated: April 11, 2019

Sleep-related hypoxemia is a type of sleep-related breathing disorder. Its main characteristic is an abnormally low oxygen level in the … Read more

Central Sleep Apnea

Last updated: April 10, 2019

Central Sleep Apnea is a disorder wherein breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. This type of sleep apnea is … Read more

Sleep-related Hypoventilation

Last updated: April 10, 2019

Sleep-related hypoventilation is a breathing-related sleeping disorder. In most cases, this disorder appears simultaneously with other sleep disorders. This disorder … Read more

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Last updated: April 10, 2019

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is also referred to as Obstructive Sleep Apnea-hypopnea. It is a sleep disorder characterized by the … Read more

Chronic Snoring

Last updated: April 10, 2019

Snoring is a common sleeping disorder. Although anyone can get affected by snoring, this is a condition that is more … Read more

Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Last updated: April 5, 2019

Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD) is a sleep disorder that causes insomnia and excessive sleepiness. This disorder belongs to the … Read more

Nocturnal Leg Cramps

Last updated: April 5, 2019

Nocturnal leg cramps, also known as night leg cramps, are spasms that occur in the lower extremities, particularly the legs, … Read more

Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorders

Last updated: April 6, 2019

Just like any other living organisms, humans have various biological rhythms. One of these is the Circadian Rhythm. The Circadian … Read more

Sleep-Wake Phase Disorders

Last updated: April 6, 2019

Sleep-Wake Phase Disorders are medical conditions wherein the human body’s natural sleep-wake cycle or Circadian Rhythm gets affected. A normal … Read more

Sleep Starts – Hypnic Jerks

Last updated: April 2, 2019

A hypnagogic jerk/myoclonic jerk, or most commonly known as hypnic jerk, is an involuntary twitch of a muscle. This happens … Read more

Non-24 Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder

Last updated: March 29, 2019

Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder belongs to the group of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders. When a person has this disorder, his sleep … Read more

Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD)

Last updated: March 28, 2019

Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD) is a sleep-related disorder characterized by the involuntary and repetitive movements of large muscle groups during … Read more

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Last updated: March 28, 2019

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder characterized by the involuntary movement of the limbs while sleeping. It … Read more

Sleep Bruxism

Last updated: March 28, 2019

Sleep Bruxism is a sleep-related movement disorder. It is a disorder where the patient grinds or clench his or her … Read more

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Last updated: March 27, 2019

Restless Legs Syndrome is a type of sleep-related movement disorder. It is also called Willis-Ekbom Disease. The symptoms of this … Read more