Sleep-Related Hypoventilation

Sleep-Related Hypoventilation

Our body needs a constant flow of oxygen coming in so that cells can produce energy. Oxygen is delivered to cells via blood flow, and metabolic reactions that produce energy also create some waste in the process. Carbon dioxide is one of the waste molecules, and our...
Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorders

Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorders

Around 50% of people around the world experience a form of sleep issues at some point in their lives. While all of them carry certain levels of discomfort, some of them are very dangerous and seriously compromise the health of an individual, and others are merely...
Sleep-Wake Phase Disorders

Sleep-Wake Phase Disorders

Have you ever had a feeling that you should be living in a different time zone? When others are waking up early to go to work, you are feeling sleepy and ready to start snoozing and vice versa. Others keep telling you that you are such a night owl, and even though...
Advanced Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder

Advanced Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder

The circadian rhythm is a process in our bodies that serves as a biological clock, scheduling appointments for various other physiological processes to take place during the 24-hour time frame; it is triggered by light (and some other external stimuli) and responsible...
Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorder

Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorder

Irregular sleep-wake rhythm disorder is a rare type of circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder. It disrupts the normal circadian cycle with abnormal sleep patterns. The circadian cycle is any biological process that happens in 24 hours. Your body has an internal...