Ensar Demir1, Merve Nur Sevinç1, Oytun Erbaş1

1ERBAS Institute of Experimental Medicine, Illinois, USA & Gebze, Turkey

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, major depressive disorder, sleep disorders


Sleep is one of the essential requirements for maintaining human mental and cognitive function. It is not merely a condition of rest, as was previously believed. Instead, it is composed of several stages and active processes. As new sleep processes are discovered, these factors have increased concern regarding the connection between sleep and diseases. As a consequence of the research concluded, it has become known that sleep, as it comprises standard processes, has a significant role in internal and psychological disorders. It has been demonstrated to be a prognostic, diagnostic, or predictive factor in Alzheimer's disease (AD), significant depression, and anxiety disorders. Major depression also displayed a higher level of specificity than other psychiatric disorders. It has been demonstrated to play a role in other mental conditions such as schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, research is still ongoing to elucidate its precise role in these conditions. In this review, relationship between sleep disturbance and schizophrenia, ADHD, AD, ASD, anxiety, and major depressive disorder were discussed.

Cite this article as: Demir E, Sevinç MN, Erbaş O. Sleep Disturbance: Impact on Psychiatric Disorders. JEB Med Sci 2022;3(2):109-117.

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