Sleep Disorders​

Sleep Disorders​

by Roy Strowd, MD

Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that disturb normal sleep patterns. They are one of the most common clinical problems encountered in general practice. Often, they are due to underlying medical problems. Inadequate or non-restorative sleep can interfere with normal physical, mental, social, and emotional functioning. Thus, sleep disorders can affect overall health, safety, and quality of life.

Sleep disorders encompass several clinical problems encountered in outpatient settings and have a broad differential diagnosis; therefore, standardized definitions and classification are essential to proper management. Sleep disorders can be broadly classified into a few major patterns—insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, hypersomnia/narcolepsy, and parasomnias, for example. Each of these categories of disorders requires a tailored approach to history-taking, evaluation, and management.

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  • Videos 21
  • Duration 1:19 h
  • Quiz questions 0
  • Concept Pages 4

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Your Educators of course Sleep Disorders​

 Roy Strowd, MD

Roy Strowd, MD

Dr. Roy Strowd is the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in North Carolina, USA.
He obtained his MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2009, and his MEd from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. Currently, he co-directs the Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis Clinics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and is a researcher for the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC) and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Neuro-Oncology.
Due to his achievements, he earned the M. Brownell Anderson Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Strowd teaches courses on Clinical Neurology.


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