Every health professional occasionally encounters sleep-related behaviors that border the line between normal and abnormal sleep since it is difficult to determine what is typical or not for a specific individual.
This chapter describes some of these borderline conditions: long sleeping, short sleeping, snoring, sleep talking, and sleep starts. These are hard to fit into the other sleep classifications.1
- Thorpy MJ, “Classifications of Sleep Disorders,” In Kryger M, Roth T, Dement W (ed.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (5th Edition), St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders, page 687.