JOURNAL OF TURKISH SLEEP MEDICINE-TURK UYKU TIBBI DERGISI, vol.10, no.1, pp.60-64, 2023 (ESCI)
Objective: In our study, the extent to which sleep disorders are included in the Turkish Legal System and how the approaches. Materials and Methods: The study was performed on a web-based basis. Words related to sleep disorders were searched in the jurisprudence program to include the years 1900-2021.Results: It was seen that there were 1311 cases involving the word sleep, 7 cases involving the word snoring, and 4 case files containing the word sleep apnea. No cases were found that included the words narcolepsy, parasomnia, rapid eye movement behavior disorder, or sleepwalking. The contents of the cases were evaluated from the extent that they were open to access. Conclusion: Sleeping disorders are a health problem that can have multiple consequences. Because the disease ceases to be a person's sleep problems at night. It can affect the sleep partner at night, it can affect the patient's work during the day, it can affect the people in the working environment, if this person is a driver, it can affect the traffic, if he has a strategic task, it can even affect the society. Of course, diseases that can have such consequences will also have a legal dimension. In our study, the extent to which sleep disorders are included in the Turkish Legal System and how the approaches. According to our research, there were no cases of sleeping sickness as expected yet. However, it is thought that these cases will increase, and based on the approaches in the current cases, physicians regarding sleep should determine behavioral strategies.