Terminology Related to Sleep Disorders


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___ is a sleep disorder with sudden, uncontrollable, and recurrent brief episodes of sleep during the day:

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1. ___ is a term for sleepwalking; the rising from bed and walking and performing other complex motor behavior while asleep:

2. ___ is a term for a prolonged period without the usual amount of restorative sleep, such that physical or psychiatric symptoms affecting performance and routine tasks may manifest:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

There are various types of sleep disorders. This quiz and worksheet combo can help you test your grasp of sleep disorders, their names, natures and what causes them.

Quiz & Assessment Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Somnambulism
  • Narcolepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep deprivation
  • What combination of forms makes up narcolepsy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related article on sleep disorders
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the nature of sleep disorders in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as sleep deprivation and insomnia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different types of sleep disorders and their possible causes

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of sleep disorders, review the accompanying lesson dealing with sleep disorder vocabulary. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the relationship between insomnia and sleep deprivation
  • Explain some of the possible effects of narcolepsy
  • Illustrate some typical causes of insomnia