Classification Of Sleep Disorder: List & Overview

Classification Of Sleep Disorder: List & Overview

Having trouble sleeping? Do you suspect yourself of having a sleeping disorder? These disorders are not simple; there are over 100 classifications of the sleeping disorder so you must have yourself diagnosed by a doctor. Each of these has a different treatment plan so have your proper diagnosis. Here is a quick overview and list of sleeping disorders:

  1. DYSSOMNIAS: are a broad classification of sleeping disorders involving difficulty getting to sleep, remaining asleep, or of excessive sleepiness.

  1. Intrinsic Sleep Disorders

  1. Psychophysiologic Insomnia
  2. Sleep State Misperception
  3. Idiopathic Insomnia
  4. Narcolepsy
  5. Recurrent Hypersomnia
  6. Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  7. Post-traumatic Hypersomnia
  8. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
  9. Central Sleep Apnea Syndrome
  10. Central Alveolar Hypoventilation Syndrome
  11. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  12. Restless Legs Syndrome
  13. Intrinsic Sleep Disorder NOS (Not Otherwise Specified)

  1. Extrinsic Sleep Disorders

  1. Inadequate Sleep Hygiene
  2. Environmental Sleep Disorder
  3. Altitude Insomnia
  4. Adjustment Sleep Disorder .
  5. Insufficient Sleep Syndrome
  6. Limit-setting Sleep Disorder
  7. Sleep-onset Association Disorder
  8. Food Allergy Insomnia
  9. Nocturnal Eating (Drinking) Syndrome
  10. Hypnotic-Dependent Sleep Disorder
  11. Stimulant-Dependent Sleep Disorder
  12. Alcohol-Dependent Sleep Disorder
  13. Toxin-Induced Sleep Disorder
  14. Extrinsic Sleep Disorder NOS (Not Otherwise Specified)

  1. Circadian-Rhythm Sleep Disorders

  1. Time Zone Change (Jet Lag) Syndrome
  2. Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  3. Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  4. Delayed Sleep-Phase Syndrome
  5. Advanced Sleep-phase Syndrome
  6. Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder
  7. Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder NOS (Not Otherwise Specified)

  1. PARASOMNIAS: are a group of sleep disorders that involve unwanted events or experiences that occur while you are falling asleep, sleeping or waking up. Parasomnias may include abnormal movements, behaviors, emotions, perceptions or dreams.

  1. Arousal Disorders

  1. Confusional Arousals
  2. Sleepwalking
  3. Sleep Terrors

  1. Sleep-Wake Transition Disorders

  1. Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  2. Sleep Starts
  3. Sleep Talking
  4. Nocturnal Leg Cramps

  1. Parasomnias Usually Associated with REM Sleep

  1. Nightmares
  2. Sleep Paralysis
  3. Impaired Sleep-Related Penile Erections
  4. Sleep-Related Painful Erections
  5. REM Sleep-Related Sinus Arrest
  6. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

  1. Other Parasomnias

  1. Sleep Bruxism
  2. Sleep Enuresis
  3. Sleep-Related Abnormal Swallowing Syndrome
  4. Nocturnal Paroxysmal Dystonia
  5. Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome
  6. Primary Snoring
  7. Infant Sleep Apnea
  8. Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome
  9. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  10. Benign Neonatal Sleep Myoclonus
  11. Other Parasomnia NOS  (Not Otherwise Specified)


  1. Associated with Mental Disorders

  1. Psychoses
  2. Mood Disorders
  3. Anxiety Disorders
  4. Panic Disorders
  5. Alcoholism

  1. Associated with Neurologic Disorders

  1. Cerebral Degenerative Disorders
  2. Dementia
  3. Parkinsonism
  4. Fatal Familial Insomnia
  5. Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  6. Electrical Status Epilepticus of Sleep
  7. Sleep-Related Headaches

  1. Associated with Other Medical Disorders

  1. Sleeping Sickness
  2. Nocturnal Cardiac Ischemia
  3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  4. Sleep-Related Asthma
  5. Sleep-Related Gastroesophageal Reflux
  6. Peptic Ulcer Disease
  7. Fibromyalgia


  1. Short Sleeper
  2. Long Sleeper
  3. Sub Wakefulness Syndrome
  4. Fragmentary Myoclonus
  5. Sleep Hyperhidrosis
  6. Menstrual-Associated Sleep Disorder
  7. Pregnancy-Associated Sleep Disorder
  8. Terrifying Hypnagogic Hallucinations
  9. Sleep-Related Neurogenic Tachypnea
  10. Sleep-Related Laryngospasm
  11. Sleep Choking Syndrome

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