Sleep medicine is a medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of
and disorders. Over 100 different disorders of sleeping and
have been identified, grouped in four main categories: problems with falling and staying asleep (
); problems with staying awake (excessive daytime sleepiness); problems with keeping to a regular sleep schedule (sleep rhythm problem); and unusual behaviours during sleep (sleep-disruptive behaviours, e.g.
). Treatment will vary and depend on the specific sleep disorder but range from treatment by a Respiratory or Sleep Medicine Doctor with medicines to
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
and sleep routines and relaxation,
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