McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Sleep Disorders | Sleep Research

There are over 100 different types of sleep disorders ranging from difficulty sleeping at night to problems with excessive daytime sleepiness. Therefore it is critical to receive the correct diagnosis and work with a qualified physicain to develop a treatment plan. Types of sleep disorders include obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, parasomnias and restless legs syndrome.

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Video about insomnia

This video presents an overview of insomnia including its symptoms, diagnostic criteria and management strategies.

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Sleep Apnea

Video about sleep apnea

In this video Dr. Peter Powles, Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, discusses sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder where breathing patterns are intermittently obstructed at night during rest.

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All About Snoring: A Modern Family Parody

Video about snoring

This video explores the science behind the ability and limitations of human physiology underwater.

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Blue Light Effect at Night

Video about blue light effect at night

This video explores the reasons why you may wake up tired or late in the day after using electronic devices prior to sleep.

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To Sleep or Not to Sleep?

Video about need for sleep

This video discusses the need for sleep, highlighting not only the fairly popular justifications such as memory consolidation but also how sleep affects the body's mechanisms and how people interact with each other.

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