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Alaska Sleep Education Center

5 Most Common Sleep Disorders and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Guest blogger, Emma Williams on Feb 26, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Sleep plays a vital role in both your physical and mental health, from healing and repairing your heart and blood vessels, to building up your immune system to fend off disease. In other words, we absolutely need good sleep to stay healthy.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep disorders, restless leg syndrome, cognitive sleep issues

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) vs. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Posted by Jack Johnson on May 20, 2013 7:10:00 AM

Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) and restless leg syndrome (RLS) are sleep disorders that, at first glance, appear to be the same thing.

Both conditions are characterized by a sleeper not being able to keep still. However, the two sleep disorders are distinctly different.

Diagnosing which condition a patient might be suffering from is important is determining what the best course of treatment might be.

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Topics: sleep disorders, plmd, tired, restless leg syndrome

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