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Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders: Introduction

Further information about Sleep disorders is below, or review more specific information about these types of Sleep disorders: Insomnia, Sleep apnea, Restless leg syndrome, Snoring, Night sweats, Sleepwalking, Bruxism, Hypersomnia or other types.

Sleep disorders: Any condition which affects ones sleep. See detailed information below for a list of 35 causes of Sleep disorders, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Sleep disorders:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Sleep disorders. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Sleep disorders

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Causes of Types of Sleep disorders:

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Sleep disorders: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Sleep disorders, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Sleep disorders Treatments

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Sleep disorders: Animations

Sleep disorders: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Sleep disorders may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Sleep disorders

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Sleep disorders: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Sleep disorders

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or more »

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are night-time tingling, crawling, or more »

Sleep disorders: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Article Excerpts about Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders are disturbances of sleep that may be caused by many factors such as retirement and changes in social patterns or medications. While changes in sleep patterns have been viewed as part of the normal aging process, new information indicates that many of these disturbances may be related to pathological processes that are associated with aging. In addition to affecting the quality of life, troubled sleep has been implicated with excess mortality. (Source: excerpt from Sleep Disorders: NWHIC)

Sleep disorders are disturbances of sleep that may be caused by many factors such as... (Source: excerpt from Sleep Disorders: NWHIC)

Detailed list of causes of Sleep disorders

The list below shows some of the causes of Sleep disorders mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Sleep disorders?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sleep disorders. Of the 35 causes of Sleep disorders that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 32 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sleep disorders:

The following list of conditions have 'Sleep disorders' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Sleep disorders:

The following list of medical conditions have Sleep disorders or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Sleep disorders Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Sleep disorders based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Sleep disorders:

    Medical Conditions associated with Sleep disorders:

    Sleep symptoms (1476 causes), Sleeping problems (873 causes), Nocturnal symptoms (698 causes)

    Symptoms related to Sleep disorders:

    Insomnia (521 causes), Drowsiness (1139 causes), Sleepiness (1139 causes), Difficulty sleeping, Shift workers insomnia, Sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, Depression (629 causes)

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Sleep disorders

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