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Related Terms

  • Apnea, biological clock, cataplexy, circadian rhythm, delayed sleep phase syndrome, DSPS, insomnia, non-rapid eye movement, narcolepsy, night terrors, NREM, polysomnogram, rapid eye movement, RBD, REM, REM sleep behavior disorder, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep center, sleep disturbances, sleep paralysis.

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Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

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