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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(5), 654;

Overview of Common Sleep Disorders and Intersection with Dermatologic Conditions

Center for Sleep Disorders Cleveland Clinic 11203, Stokes Blvd Cleveland, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
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Academic Editor: Elma Baron
Received: 31 March 2016 / Revised: 21 April 2016 / Accepted: 22 April 2016 / Published: 30 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sleep, Circadian Rhythm and Skin)
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Sleep disorders are very common, often under-recognized and therefore undertreated, are associated with a myriad of medical conditions and could lead to significant impairment of quality of life. This review provides an up-to-date synopsis of common sleep disorders encompassing insufficient sleep syndrome, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders and obstructive sleep apnea with a brief overview of epidemiology, screening, diagnostic testing and treatment. We also emphasize the emerging area of the intersection of sleep disorders and dermatologic conditions and present compelling data regarding underlying mechanisms including sleep dysfunction in relation to disorders of skin inflammation, aging and skin cancer. View Full-Text
Keywords: sleep disorders; insufficient sleep; sleep and skin disorders sleep disorders; insufficient sleep; sleep and skin disorders
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Walia, H.K.; Mehra, R. Overview of Common Sleep Disorders and Intersection with Dermatologic Conditions. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 654.

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