Spotlight on Sleep and medical disorders

The understanding of sleep has received revitalized attention in recent years due to increasing recognition of the involvement of sleep disorders in numerous medical conditions. In this article, Dr. Jocelyn Cheng and Dr. Abhinav Ohri of NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center discuss advances in this rapidly growing field and summarize the interactions between sleep disorders and medical illnesses, focusing on the impact of medical illness on sleep. The bidirectional relationship between medical illnesses and sleep disorders is also discussed.

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