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Sleep Disorder/Dysfunction

Information and Resources

Compiled by Melissa Kaplan

A Review of Sleep in Selected Immune and Autoimmune Disorders (PDF)
NSF's Cycles of Sleeping and Waking
Researchers Gaining More Understanding Of Sleep, Sleep Loss, Daytime Sleepiness And Fatigue In Healthy Adults
Sleep and CFIDS.
Sleep Paralysis
Sleep: Something More Than Merely Rest for Humans and Animals
Women: Sleep Imbalance Linked to Heart Disease
What Should I Know About Sleep Disorders & Insomnia? (
Staring into the Dark: Researchers Investigate Insomnia Drugs
Tips for a Good Sleep



Snoring & Sleep Apnea
No recommendation of actual dentists is made - these sites are provided for information and research purposes. (also discusses appliances other than CPAP)
Sleep Disorders: Is Snoring a Problem?
Snoring & Sleep Apnea (AGD)


*=Professional Association
American Sleep Apnea Association
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)*
National Sleep Foundation
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
Sleep Research Organization


Find A Sleep Clinic/Doctor
National Sleep Foundation
AMA Doctor Finder - once you get past the screener, scroll down the search page past the list of specialties and click the link to get the expanded list of specialties. Then, chose your state, plug in your zip code or city name, and scroll down the list and select Sleep Medicine.


Related Websites/Web Resources
MEDLINEplus: Sleep Apnea
MEDLINEplus: Sleep Disorders
NIH National Center on Sleep Disorders Research


Online Journals
May have abstracts only or full text available
Sleep Research Online


Tryptophan, 5-HTP, And Serotonin
Tryptophan, 5-HTP and Serotonin - Steven William Fowkes
5-HTP and Depression - MedQuest Pharmacy (Note: this is a commerical site, but this page neatly summarizes some of the research and differences between SSRI's like Prozac and 5-HTP)




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