Sleep disorder, medical disorder of the sleep patterns of both human beings and animals.

Some sleep disorder is serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social and emotional functioning.

Sleep disorders are broadly classiffed into dyssomnias, parasomnias, circadian rhythms sleep disorders involving the timing of sleep.

Other disorder includes sleepwalking, night terrors and bed wetting. Sleep disturbance cause to mental, medical, or substance abuse disorders should focus on the underlying conditions.

A sleep diary or log can be used to help diagnose the problem. It can also be used to measure improvements.

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