Classification of Sleep Disorders
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has identified and officially accepted 81 different sleep disorders of which a few common ones are discussed. Depending on the possible insults to sleep, some of the important and more common sleep disorders are as follows-
- Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
- Restless legs syndrome
- Periodic limb movement
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Coren, Stanley. Sleep Thieves: An Eye-Opening Exploration into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep. New York: The Free Press; 1996, p. 287.
- Sleep Disorders - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sleepdisorders.html)