Sleep medicine is a medical specialty devoted to the therapy and diagnosis of sleep disorders and disturbances. Competence in sleep medicine requires an understanding of a plethora of very diverse disorders, many of which present with similar symptoms such as excessive daytime sleepiness, which, in the absence of volitional sleep deprivation, "is almost inevitably caused by an identifiable and treatable sleep disorder," such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disturbances, Kleine-Levin syndrome, idiopathic hypersomnia, menstrual-related hypersomnia or idiopathic recurrent stupor.
- Framework for health care
- Patients centred Medical home model
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