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Narcolepsy

Many people are familiar with the concept of Narcolepsy since it has been referred to in movies and stories, many times in a comical sense. The common image is of a person in the middle of a conversation who suddenly drops to the ground, having gone from a state of alertness to an immediate state of...

Central Sleep Apnea Is A Rare Condition

Those who suffer from central sleep apnea may involve a cessation or decrease in breathing during sleep usually stems from a lack of signal from the brain that controls the involuntary breathing. The individual may notice symptoms such as loud snoring, choking or gasping during sleep, unrefreshed sleep,...

Common Sleep Disorders

There are surprisingly a large number of individuals who suffer from sleep disorders including insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep), sleep apnea (breathing stoppage during sleep), restless legs syndrome (a tingling or prickly sensation in the legs), and also narcolepsy (daytime sleep attacks)....

Why Is It Important To Diagnosis Sleep Disorders

Individuals who have sleep disorders lack restorative rest and because they are not getting enough sleep they become sleepy during the day and have impaired function at work, and while driving that can cause accidents that may harm themselves or others. Lack of sleep also causes confusion, lack of memory, a...

Confusional Arousals

A confusional arousal is an instance when a person awakens in a confused or “foggy” state. The person may act in a strange way and may even show signs of aggression to the people nearby, and the person will not remember his or her actions after the instance of confusional arousal passes....

Narcolepsy A Rare Sleep Disorder

People usually know when they want to fall asleep. People usually do not fall asleep at inappropriate times and if they should do this, they may be dealing with Narcolepsy, a rare sleep disorder that causes individuals to fall asleep when they do not want to. The cause of this rare sleep disorder is...

Beat Insomnia Without Pills

It is bedtime – you are tired so you go hit the sack. You invite sleep by closing your eyes, but sleep seems to ignore your invitation. You toss from left to right and then from right to left in bed, sit up drink water and again try your best to get to sleep or to catch some winks at least, but all...

Set The Stage For Good Sleep

Plenty of people with rare sleep disorders wind up prescribed some form of medication, whether it’s a stimulant to keep them awake during the day or something to compel their bodies to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Sleep experts caution, however, that even rare sleep disorders may...

The Impact Of Sleep Disorders

Did you know that not getting enough sleep is associated with several different chronic diseases and conditions? Diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, depression and also cardiovascular diseases. Your inability to fall asleep or stay asleep may be having an important impact on your health....

The Benefit Of Sleep Studies In Treating Sleep Disorders

Sleep studies are a tool used by doctors in the diagnosing of sleep disorders. They can help to determine if you have a sleep disorder and how severe the sleep disorder is. Sleep studies are beneficial because they can diagnose a sleeping problem that if left untreated could put an individual at risk for...

Utilizing Good Sleep Habits To Minimize Sleep Disorders

Good sleep hygiene is essential to getting a good night’s sleep and when you make improvements to your sleep hygiene you can make an improvement to the quality and quantity of sleep that you get each night. A good night’s sleep is essential to good health. Sleep hygiene is essential to keeping...

What Are Parasomnias

Disruptive sleep-related disorders are called parasomnias. They are undesirable physical or veral behaviors or experiences that people have that are associated with sleep or the sleep-awake transition phase. There are two phases of parasomnias. The primary and the secondary phases are the two different...

Night Terrors Is A Sleep Disorder

Night terrors is also known as sleep terrors, sleep terror disorder, pavor nocturnus and DSM-IV AXIS I: 307.46. Another sleep disorder known as Hallucinatory sleep disorder (HSP) is often mistaken for night terrors because it has some similarities to night terrors. Night terrors can run in families. They...

Understanding Sleep Disorders

Inadequate sleep is blamed for many accidents involving motor vehicles and those that occur in the workplace. They are also blamed for human error resulting in occupational error in every field. This is why sleep disorders are a huge concern for those who suffer from the disorders, from doctors and...

Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding head syndrome is not nearly as dramatic or fatalistic as it may sound, but instead it is a sleep disorder that is rare within certain age groups. As the name indicates, this disorder interrupts sleep with an imagined explosion within the person’s head. There is no actual explosion, but...
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