What are sleep disorders?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

A sleep disorder is a condition that interferes with your normal sleeping pattern. This interference can take different forms, and may also cause you to act out while you sleep. There are many different sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy. Sleep disorders have different causes and treatments.

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