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Strangeness In the Night: 8 Disorders That Disturb Your Sleep

Strangeness In the Night: 8 Disorders That Disturb Your Sleep

If you feel like there’s always something keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep (other than that barking dog next door or your 6 a.m. alarm), you’re not alone. Some 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

“Overall, sleep disorders are very common — there are approximately 80 types of sleep disorders,” said Harneet Walia, MD, of the Center for Sleep Disorders at the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute.

From the familiar to the frightening, here are some common — and some peculiar — sleep-related problems.

By Erin Golden. Published October 29, 2013. Erin Golden is a writer based in Nebraska. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.