Currently Browsing: Sleep Disorders

Information About Sleep Disorders

There is a lot of information out there about sleep disorders. Here is a summary of some of the important information about sleep disorders. There are two different types of sleep apnea obstructive sleep apnea, which is a condition in which the throat muscles relax during sleep and affect the way you get...

Restless Legs A Common Sleep Disorder

Thanks to the media restless legs syndrome (RLS) is becoming recognized by more individuals. RLS disturbs the sleep of not only the person who has it but their bed partner as well because the individual besides RLS can also have spastic limb movements that can disturb the sleep of both individuals. The...

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder A Sleep Disorder

A sleep disorder that is characterized by rhythmic movements of your legs and sometimes your arms during sleep is called periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). It is not known what causes PLMD to occur but research has shown that those who have certain medical problems including Parkinson’s disease...

What Is Chronic Insomnia

Chronic insomnia is one category of sleep disorders that adults having trouble falling asleep fall into. Insomnia can affect individuals of all ages but occurs mainly in adults. In fact, one in three adults have some difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Some wake up too early in the morning and then...

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,...

Insufficient Sleep Syndrome

For a small minority of people who actually seek help for a sleep disorder, the problem turns out to be Insufficient Sleep Syndrome. As the name implies, this is a disorder effecting people who simply do not get enough sleep at night. The difference between people affected by this disorder and other people...

Sleep Related Eating Disorders

Sleep related eating disorders oftentimes occur in conjunction with another sleep disorder, but they can happen on their own as well. An eating disorder that happens while sleeping usually involves people wandering into the kitchen and eating food while still partially – or completely – asleep....

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...

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...

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...

Sleep Terrors

Sleep terrors are more than just scary nightmares; these episodes can result in a person leaping out of bed and running around screaming about an imagined danger or threat. People who have sleep terrors encounter dreams that seem so alarming and so realistic that they truly feel as though they are in...

Childhood Sleep Disorders

Some rare sleep disorders only affect young children, while there are some disorders that are truly equal opportunity offenders. If your child seems to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep it may simply be that he or she doesn’t want to miss any of the fun and resents having to take time out...

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...

Advanced Sleep Phase

Advanced Sleep Phase is a sleep disorder that becomes more common during the senior years, but is generally rare among the rest of the population. Characteristics of this sleep disorder include falling asleep early and also waking up early, but not as a result of a work schedule or any other outside factor...

Causes And Treatment For Insomnia

What is insomnia and is it a sleeping disorder? To answer these questions you need to know what a sleeping disorder is and what does it mean when someone has insomnia. When someone is said to have insomnia they have a condition in which they are having difficulty either falling asleep or staying asleep....
Page 1 of 41234