Department of Psychiatry

Sleep Disorders Resources

Sleep disorders are very common problems that result in a great deal of discomfort and role dysfunction. Some sleep disorders are primary, meaning that the main problem is a disorder of sleep itself, for example, narcolepsy. Others are secondary to medical, emotional or psychiatric disorders for which sleep disturbance is only one of the symptoms. Sleep disorders include problems that cause excessive daytime fatigue, sleep attacks, night terrors and sleep walking. In recent years the technologies for defining particular sleep disorders has improved significantly and centers specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders have sprung up around the country. This allows more accurate definition of the reason for the sleep disturbance and effective treatment planning that may include medical and behavioral interventions.

The websites offered here are selected as starting points for clinicians, patients and loved ones to learn more about sleep disorders, research in the field and the best practices in treatment and support for those affected by these disorders.

We hope you will find this site a helpful gateway to the world of information about sleep disorders available on the internet.