Primary sleep disorder

Primary sleep disorder

A sleep disorder that cannot be attributed to a medical condition, another mental disorder, or prescription medications or other substances.
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Narcolepsy is a primary sleep disorder characterized by uncontrollable and excessive daytime sleepiness associated with one or all of the following: cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations and nocturnal sleep disturbance.
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) present a disordered sleep pattern and frequently undergo polysomnography to exclude a primary sleep disorder.
Your health care professional may also recommend specialized sleep studies to diagnose or rule out another primary sleep disorder.
As a result I reported this case as a narcolepsy-like and lamented the fact that there was limited confirmatory evidence for a primary sleep disorder.
Long-term insomnia is often a symptom of a medical or psychiatric condition or a primary sleep disorder.
Commonly proposed theories of etiology include a persistent viral infection, primary muscle disorder, chronic immune dysfunction, neuroendocrine disorder, primary sleep disorder, and neuropsychiatric disorders (Farrar et al.
More research needs to be done in order to determine if sleep affects ADHD children with no primary sleep disorder," Gruber added.
In comparison with the prevalence of other sleep disorders in the USA, narcolepsy is the third most frequently diagnosed primary sleep disorder with sleep apnea first and restless legs syndrome second [source - NINDS narcolepsy fact sheet].
Specialized sleep studies may be recommended by your health care professional if another primary sleep disorder is suspected.
Patients in the study had moderate-to-severe osteoarthritic pain with sleep disturbances not due to another primary sleep disorder.
One primary sleep disorder being listed as contributory is Sleep Apnea (SA).
Patients in the study had moderate-to-severe non-malignant osteoarthritis pain with sleep disturbances not due to another primary sleep disorder.