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Sleep Disorders
  • An Introduction to Sleep
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy and Excessive
    Daytime Sleepiness
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • REM Sleep Behaviour
  • Sleep Walking and Sleep
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Sleep and Activity Disorders
    of Childhood including ADHD
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Medical and Psychiatric Sleep
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dementia and Memory
  • Stress and Occupational
    Related Sleep Disorders
  • Menstrual Associated Sleep
  • Sleep Disorders in Pregnancy
    and the Postpartum Period
  • Driver Sleepiness
  • Sleep Disorders and Accidents






    Stress and Occupational Related Sleep Disorders
    A common precursor and symptom of stress related illness is the disruption of the Sleep-Wake cycle. Psychological Stress for example due to deadlines, examinations or job crisis leads to activation of the sympathetic nervous system and an increased state of arousal. As a result of this heightened arousal, there is inevitably a degree of sleep disruption and insomnia that can lead to a vicious cycle of chronic insomnia. Timely and adequate treatment of the stressors and the associated sleep disturbances is highly effective in preventing the slide into a chronic state of sleep disruption. A combine approach using medication and Cognitive Therapy is proven to reduce the rate of chronic suffering in patients with stress induced sleep disruption. For more information on these problems please contact us.