Sleep disorders

Michael Thorpy, Chi George Zhao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter describes the major classes of sleep disorders in the adult population. There are medical conditions and an extensive list of medications and substances that may lead to any of the following sleep disorders. Refer to the suggested reading list for details on pediatric sleep disorders; sleep disorders due to medical condition, medication, or substance use; as well as the treatment of sleep disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuroscience in the 21st Century
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Basic to Clinical, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781493934744
ISBN (Print)9781493934737
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Arousal disorders
  • Central sleep apnea (CSA) syndromes
  • Cheyne-Stokes breathing pattern
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorder
  • Comorbid insomnia
  • Confusional arousals
  • Definition
  • Hypersomnia
  • Idiopathic hypersomnia
  • Inadequate sleep hygiene
  • Insomnia
  • Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS)
  • Menstrual-related hypersomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nightmares
  • Nonrestorative sleep
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome
  • PLMD
  • Parasomnias
  • Parasomnias
  • Periodic limb movement disorders
  • Pickwickian syndrome
  • Psychophysiologic
  • Psychophysiologic insomnia
  • Recurrent hypersomnia
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • Secondary
  • Secondary insomnia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep terror
  • Sleep-related breathing disorders
  • Sleep-related bruxism
  • Sleep-related leg cramps
  • Sleep-related movement disorders
  • Sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder
  • Sleepwalking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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