Sleep Disorders
All About Sleep Disorders
Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders
Who Treats Sleep Disorders
What Happens At A Sleep Lab
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
Treating Snoring
Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
What Causes Sleep Deprivation
Treating Sleep Deprivation
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What Causes Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Treating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Dentistry and Sleep Disorders
Dentists’ Role in Managing Sleep Disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Advantages of Dental Treatments
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 Frequently Asked Question

Sleep Disorders and the treatment of sleep disorders are an important topic to millions of people who suffer from sleep disorders. If you have questions you would like us to respond to, please send them to  We will respond to you and post the questions and responses anonymously which have relevance to others.  You can also help us provide more Sleep Disorder information by contacting us or posting responses to the 1-800-MORE-SLEEP.COM blog.  The questions and responses below pertain to a wide variety of Sleeping Disorder questions.

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What is Straterra and can it cause sleep problems?

Straterra is a medication for ADHD. Straterra has been shown to cause people to have trouble sleeping.

Where can I find information on Narcolepsy?

You can find information about Narcolepsy and other Sleep Disorders on the left page of this website.

What causes Insomnia?

Insomnia is caused by many factors. Insomnia could be caused by a medical condition or by stress. You can get more information about Insomnia on the left side of the website.

Why do some people bite their tongues while they sleep?

Biting your tongue may be caused by Bruxism or teeth grinding. Another explanation for Biting your Tongue could be unconsciously jerking your jaw while you sleep causing you to bite your tongue.

What is a quick way to stop Insomnia?

A quick way to stop Insomnia would be to take a sleeping pill. If the problem persists then you should call your doctor.

How can you reduce Insomnia?

Some easy ways to help reduce Insomnia are reduce stress, exercise and eating healthier.

Why do some people fall out of bed?

People may fall out of bed because they are either deeper or more active while sleeping. Some people go into the phase 3 or 4 of the REM cycle (deepest sleep) quicker than others, which can cause them to move around while they sleep.  There is no way to control this, so the best solution is to put up a rail or put the mattress on the floor so that the person doesn't hurt themselves.

How is Insomnia diagnosed?

Insomnia has to be diagnosed by a doctor in order to get a prescription. If you feel you have Chronic Insomnia then it would be best to call your doctor. If it is only acute Insomnia then there are over-the-counter drugs available. For more information on Insomnia click the link on the left side of the page.

How much sleep should a 14 - 18 year old get a night?

Teenagers should get about 9 to 10 hours of sleep a night every night.

Is too much
sleep bad?

Sleeping longer than your supposed to can be bad for your health. Over sleeping is linked to depression. People who sleep longer than 8 hours a night are also more likely to have an earlier death. This is not to say that you should always only sleep 8 hours. Depending on your lifestyle, your body may need more sleep to recover from physical activities.

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