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Types of sleep disorder

Having trouble sleeping or sleeping too much? Getting a good night’s sleep is important for general health. Sleep problems may affect your hormone levels, mood, and weight. This page explores the three main categories of sleep disorder. Read on to learn more about sleep problems and how to recognise different types of sleep disorder.

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What is a sleep disorder?

A sleep disorder is a condition which affects how you sleep. There are three main categories of sleep disorder:

  • lack of sleep
  • disturbed sleep
  • excessive sleep

We explore the different types of sleep disorder in each category below. 

Common types of sleep disorder

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