insufficient sleep syndrome

insufficient sleep syndrome

[in′səfish′ənt]
a neurological disorder in which individuals persistently fail to obtain enough sleep to support normal wakefulness.

in·suf·fi·cient sleep syn·drome

(in'sŭ-fish'ĕnt slēp sin'drōm)
A condition in which patients typically get less sleep than they need, due to stress, chemical agents (e.g., caffeine), or neurologic disorder.
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Insufficient sleep syndrome (1,2,8) frequently causes EDS and occurs more commonly in busy people who try to get by with less sleep.
According to the SM, most people who regularly get six hours of sleep or less are restricting their sleep and suffer from insufficient sleep syndrome, which occurs when an individual persistently fails to obtain the amount of sleep required to maintain normal levels of alertness and wakefulness.
In these instances, it may be that shift work is incompatible with the patient's lifestyle, resulting in behaviorally induced insufficient sleep syndrome.