Various Types of Sleep Related Disorders
Sometimes lack of sleep is caused by disorders that can also cause problems during the day. Examples include:
Hypersomnia, which is excessive day time sleepiness caused by narcolepsy, being overweight, use of certain medicines, or drug and alcohol use.
Kleine Leven syndrome, where sufferers sleep up to 20 hours a day for several weeks.
Insomnia, which affects 30 to 50% of the population.
Narcolepsy, where sufferers may fall asleep easily during the day.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, where limbs move rhythmically during sleep.
Six percent of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a condition where the sufferer stops breathing for 10 to 30 seconds, up to 400 times a night. Two to four percent of the American population suffers from apnea without a diagnosis. Sleep Apnea sufferers are six times more likely to die in a traffic accident due to fatigue. People who sleep next to apnea sufferers lose an average of one hour of sleep per night, and people with untreated apnea are four times more likely to suffer a stroke. Half of those with sleep apnea snore heavily.
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