Neurology AdvisorMichael O'Leary
|The Challenges of Diagnosing and Treating Sleep |
The range of sleep disorders neurologists treat is wide and includes insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.
Primary sleep disorders are caused by endogenous abnormalities in the mechanisms regulating the sleep-wake cycle. Secondary sleep disorders stem from comorbid conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease, or psychiatric disorders that can cause disruptions in normal sleep-wake mechanisms.1 (published site)