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Sleep disorders are a neglected health problem

Poor quality and quantity of sleep is often associated with other conditions like diabetes, depression, hypertension and cardiovascular problems. Daytime drowsiness associated with lack of sleep can affect short-term memory and decision-making abilities and can cause mood swings. It is believed to have caused 100,000 vehicle crashes in the US. 74% of Americans are believed to have sleep problems many remain undiagnosed.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Detroit Free Press

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Related Symptom Topics:

  • Reduced short-term memory
  • Reduced decision-making ability
  • Mood swings

Article Source Details

About: Sleep disorders are a neglected health problem

Date: 2 November 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

Author: Bill Dow

URL: http://www.freep.com/news/health/sleep2e_20041102.htm

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Undiagnosed
  • Undiagnosed and sleep disorder
  • Undiagnosed and reduced short-term memory
  • Undiagnosed and reduced decision-making ability
  • Undiagnosed and mood swings

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