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Sleep disorders

Paul J. Reading

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.240503_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Sleep disorders

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Dysfunctional sleep is an important cause of morbidity. Sleep problems can loosely be divided into insomnias, disorders causing excessive daytime sleepiness, and parasomnias, with some conditions having elements of all three categories.

Chronic insomnia usually has a behavioural or psychological basis and responds best to cognitive or relaxation therapies, although ...

Chapter.  7349 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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