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Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms

helps students understand basic scientific principles related to the nature and function of sleep and its effects on human health. Lessons focus on the biology of sleep and its relationship to health, sleep states and the dynamic nature of sleep, biological clocks, sleep hygiene and disorders, and sleep loss and consequences. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health)

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Interesting Fact:

Of the more than 70 known sleep disorders, the most common are obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome. Large numbers of individuals suffering from these sleep disorders are unaware of -- and have not been diagnosed or treated for -- their disorder.
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