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Narcolepsy
  PsychNet-UK Narcolepsy Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
Stanford University Center For Narcolepsy - From Stanford Medical School.  4/5
      
  Primary Hypersomnia
  PsychNet-UK Primary Hypersomnia Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
Dr. Grohol's Psych Central: Symptoms of Hypersomnia, Primary 4/5
Kleine-Levin Syndrome  3/5
   
 Sleep Apnea - See Breathing Related Sleep Disorder
PsychNet-UK Sleep Apnea Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
American Sleep Apnea Association - ASAA - What is Sleep Apnea? Publications, including: Being Evaluated for Sleep Apnea Sleep and the Internet Sleep Apnea and Same-Day Surgery The A.W.A.K.E. Network Get the General Information Packet.  4/5
The Sleep Site. Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Narcolepsy, Insomnia and Other Causes of Daytime Fatigue 3/5
    
  Dyssomnia
PsychNet-UK Dyssomnia Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
Dyssomnias - Are primary sleep disorders in which the patient suffers from changes in the amount, restfulness, and timing of sleep. 3/5
Dyssomnias Clinical Resources - A Links Resource. 3/5
Sleep Disorders - Dyssomnias - Definition Sleep disorders are a group of syndromes characterized by disturbance in the patient's amount of sleep, quality or timing of sleep, or in behaviors or physiological conditions associated with sleep. There are about 70 different sleep disorders. 3/5
   
Parasomnias
PsychNet-UK Parasomnia Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule: Parasomnias - Disorder of arousal, partial arousal, or sleep stage transition. It represents an episodic disorder in sleep (such as sleepwalking) rather than a disorder of sleep. 3/5
Parasomnias - Parasomnias are the class of sleep disturbances caused by abnormal (or shall we say paranormal) brain activity. A general list with links. 3/5
    
  Nightmare Disorder
PsychNet-UK Nightmare Disorder Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
DSM-IV: Nightmare Disorder- Diagnostic criteria for 307.47 Nightmare Disorder. 2/5
Nightmares - A nightmare is a dream occurring during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep that brings out feelings of strong, inescapable fear, terror, distress, or extreme anxiety. 3/5
Sleep Paralysis, Night Terrors, Nightmares - What causes sleep Up: DreamFAQ Previous: Why do I. Sleep paralysis, night terrors, nightmares. What causes sleep paralysis? What causes..   3/5
  Sleep Terror Disorder
  PsychNet-UK Sleep Terror Disorder Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
  Night Terror Resource Center - A site dedicated to finding more information on the Sleep Disorder Night Terrors. Site includes links and a message board.   3/5
Psych Central: Sleep Terror Disorder Symptoms 4/5
     
  Breathing Related Sleep Disorders ( Sleep Apnea )
  PsychNet-UK Sleep Apnea Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
DSM-IV: Breathing-Related Sleep Disorder. 3/5
Frequently Asked Questions About Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders. 3/5
Sleep Related Respiratory Disorders - A Review For The Primary Care Physician Mitchell S. Rothstein, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates, Board Certified Sleep Specialist, Director, Sleep Centers of America. An Article. 3/5
   
   Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder - (also see Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome below )
  PsychNet-UK Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
  Circadian Rhythms - Van D. Gooch - Circadian rhythms are biological process that oscillate with an approximate 24 hour periodicity when there are no external timing cues. Basically, a circadian rhythm is an internal daily biological clock.  3/5
  Sleep and Circadian Rhythms - An Article.  3/5
     
  Sleepwalking Disorder
PsychNet-UK Sleepwalking Disorder Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
Children and Sleepwalking. - An Article. 3/5
DSM-IV: Sleepwalking Disorder - This Parasomnia is characterized by recurrent episodes in which the individual while sleeping initiates complex motor behavior which may include arising and walking. 2/5
Sleepwalking (Somnambulism) - Is a Sleep Disorder characterized by walking or other activity while seemingly still asleep. Sleepwalking (Somnambulism) is a series of complex behaviors that are initiated during slow wave sleep and result in walking during sleep. 3/5
Sleepwalking - Marion Howard - Sleepwalking is a sleep disorder effecting an estimated 10 percent of all humans at least once in their lives. This widespread phenomenon varies in its intensity and frequency. 3/5
  
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
PsychNet-UK Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc
   
  Restless Leg Syndrome
PsychNet-UK Restless Leg Syndrome Information Sheet Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc
Restless Legs Syndrome - Support Group - Rochester, MN (US)   4/5
 
Recommended Books:
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Clinical Manual for the Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders (Paperback) by Martin Reite (Author), Michael Weissberg (Author), John Ruddy (Author) Sleep Disorders (Oxford Psychiatry Library) (Paperback) by Sue Wilson (Author), David Nutt (Author) "Humans spend about a third of their lives asleep, but we know surprisingly little about the precise function of sleep ..." The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders (Facts on File Library of Health and Living) (Library Binding) by Michael Thorpy (Author), Jan Yager (Author)
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