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Sleep Disorders | narcolepsy | restless legs syndrome | SRED

Sleep Related Eating Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
June 11th, 2021

As a sleep professional, it's important that you educate your patients on parasomnias, such as a sleep-related eating disorder (SRED), since sleep disorders like these could negatively impact a patient’s health through weight gain and obesity. The journal Psychiatry provides these sleep-related eating disorder statistics:

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diabetes | restless legs syndrome

RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME AND DIABETES

By: Regina Patrick, RPSGT, RST
December 12th, 2019

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) affects an estimated 7–10 percent of the general population. The prevalence of RLS is greater in patients with diabetes than in people without diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy (i.e., pathological changes in the peripheral nerves) has been implicated as a risk factor for RLS in diabetic patients. To what extent and how diabetic neuropathy contributes to RLS is unclear. Recent investigations into the relationship between RLS and diabetes have revealed some interesting findings.

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