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Sleep Disorders in Kidney Diseases

Manas K Sen

Keywords : Kidney disease, Renal Failure, Sleep apnoea

Citation Information : Sen MK. Sleep Disorders in Kidney Diseases. Indian Sleep Med 2018; 13 (2):29-35.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0021

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Sleep disorders are common, multi-factorial and often underrecognized in patients with renal diseases. Sleep disorders have a negative impact on the wellbeing and quality of life. Medical literature in the past few years has documented many definitive associations between kidney diseases and various sleep disorders. Prompt referral to a sleep medicine specialist for further evaluation is warranted in this group of patients at the earliest suspicion of an insidious sleep disorder. In this review, we will discuss the common sleep disorders seen in patients with kidney disorders–the restless leg syndrome/Willis–Ekbom disease (RLS/WED), sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), insomnia disorder, hypersomnolence disorder, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWDs) and parasomnias.

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