Other Sleep Disorders

Some patients, despite excellent treatment compliance and excellent objective measure of sleep apnea treatment efficacy, do not feel symptom relief of fatigue or sleep disruption. This may suggest the co-existence of other conditions. Non sleep related conditions include the patient’s MEDICAL STATE, such as hypothyroidism or low iron that may lead to fatigue or the patient’s PSYCHOLOGICAL STATE, such as depression, which may lead to fatigue or nonrestorative sleep.

In addition, the patient’s SLEEP BEHAVIOR AND HYGIENE, including “not sleeping enough”, may influence perception of clinical state, which may be misconstrued as lack of sleep apnea treatment efficacy. For sleep related mechanisms, external factors need to be examined, including, sleep partner night behavior, pets, noise, uncomfortable bed among others. Finally, there are other sleep disorders that may limit efficacy of sleep apnea treatment and may span insomnia to hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness) that require different simultaneous treatment.

The list below include commonly seen sleep disorders.

Insomnia

Not all cases of insomnia are identical. People can be affected by insomnia in different ways, and distinguishing between forms of the condition can be useful for both health professionals and people with insomnia…

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Hypersomnia

Hypersomnia refers to excessive sleepiness and it is characterized by an individual having difficulty staying awake throughout the day…

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Circadian Rhythm Disorder

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders refer to disruptions in the timing of sleep and wake and the consequences that result form the disruption…

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Sleep Related Movements

According to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-3), sleep-related movement disorders are a category of sleep disorder in which repetitive movements interfere with sleep. These movements are usually simple, like a quick jerk or twitch…

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Parasomnia

“Parasomnia” is a catchall term for unusual behaviors1 that people experience prior to falling asleep, while asleep, or during the arousal period between sleep and wakefulness. These behaviors vary considerably in terms of characteristics, severity, and frequency…

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