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Sleep Disorders Summary

Description: Conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors. Sleep disorders may be divided into three major categories: DYSSOMNIAS (i.e. disorders characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia), PARASOMNIAS (abnormal sleep behaviors), and sleep disorders secondary to medical or psychiatric disorders. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)

Also Known As: Long Sleeper Syndrome; Short Sleeper Syndrome; Sleep-Related Neurogenic Tachypnea; Subwakefullness Syndrome; Long Sleeper Syndromes Show All >>

Networked: 1194 relevant articles (92 outcomes, 185 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Sleep Disorders

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Melatonin : 21 outcomes 30 studies in 183 results : IBA
  2. Benzodiazepines : 4 outcomes 7 studies in 40 results : IBA
  3. Hypnotics and Sedatives (Sedatives) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 39 results : IBA
  4. orexins (orexin) : 3 outcomes 8 studies in 49 results : IBA
  5. modafinil (armodafinil) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 20 results : FDA 10
  6. Carbon Monoxide : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 45 results : IBA
  7. ((2R)- 2- ((1S)- 6,7- dimethoxy- 1- (2- (4- trifluoromethylphenyl)- ethyl)- 3,4- dihydro- 1H- isoquinolin- 2- yl)- N- methyl- 2- phenylacetamide) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 4 results : IBA
  8. ramelteon (Rozerem) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 15 results : FDA 1
  9. Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents (Tricyclic Antidepressants) : 3 outcomes in 4 results : IBA
  10. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 19 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Sleep Disorders

  1. Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders (Insomnia)
  2. Dementia (Dementias)
  3. Epilepsy (Aura)
  4. Chronic Kidney Failure (Chronic Renal Failure)
  5. Pain (Aches)
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Key Therapies for Sleep Disorders

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  1. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 4 outcomes in 6 results
  2. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis) : 2 outcomes 13 studies in 45 results
  3. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 16 results
  4. Phototherapy (Light Therapy) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 12 results
  5. Hypnosis (Mesmerism) : 2 outcomes in 6 results
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