Sleep Disorders: Types & Causes


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Marcia has tried everything in her power (drinking herbal tea, taking a melatonin supplement, meditating before bedtime, etc.), but she has been unable to sleep for months. She feels like she is going crazy. Marcia is suffering from _____.

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1. Why do some people think that narcolepsy is the opposite of insomnia?

2. Issues with sleep, such as sudden infant death syndrome and sleepwalking, are known as _____.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess the different types of sleep disorders a person can have. You will be quizzed on night terrors and sleep apnea.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to identify:

  • The most prevalent sleep disorder in America
  • A condition that causes a person to lose control over sleep-wake patterns
  • Disorder in which a person wakes up in a different place than where he or she fell asleep
  • Very intense emotional reaction during sleep
  • A disorder that causes a person to stop breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on sleep disorders
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as narcolepsy and sleepwalking
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens to a person who suffers from sleep apnea

Additional Learning

You can enhance your understanding of this topic with the video lesson titled Sleep Disorders: Types & Causes. Objectives for this lesson are:

  • Identify what sleep disorders are
  • Determine the difference between the two forms of insomnia
  • Learn the dangers of sleep apnea and sudden infant death syndrome
  • Define parasomnias and identify the disorders found in this category