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Hypnic headache

10. October 2009

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Hypnic headaches mostly strike the elderly people, age 50 and over.  Hypnic headaches is divided into the following types: moderate throbbing bilateral unilateral Unilateral hypnic headache This type of hipnic headache wakes the person once or many times during night This headache starts a few hours after sleep begins and can last from 15 min to 3 hors or longer There […]

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Classification Part II

8. October 2009

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The following slide show video will provide an additional information on Classification of Sleep Disorders, such as: sleep disorders dyssomnias insomnia parasomnias sleep study phyilogy narcolepsy treatment os sleep disorders periodic limb movement disorder restless leg syndrome depression anxiety sleep disturbances others Watch Video: SLEEP DISORDERS  

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Dyssomnias

7. October 2009

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Dyssomnias are ususally associated by difficulty to fall asleep, or to remain sleeping. Dyssomnias are classified as sleeping disorders Dyssomnias become primary sleep disorders by due to ability for initiating or maintaining sleep and or excessive sleepiness Dyssomnias also characterized by a disturbance in the amount, quality, or timing of sleep Dyssomnias Symptoms People who diagnosed with dyssomnia usually complain of the following symptoms: […]

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Sleepiness and Dizziness

6. October 2009

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Dizziness could be a result of sleepiness in its extreme form. It can be observed in people with sleep deprivation and, especially as a side effect, when sleep medication is administered. How to define Diziness? Dizziness refers to an impairment in spatial perception and stability, as defined by Dorland’s Medical Dictionary. It is considered imprecise, by Medical […]

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Sleeping Sickness

4. October 2009

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Sleeping Sickness, as described by Wikipedia, is also called Human African trypanosomiasis, African lethargy or Congo trypanosomiasis. It is a parasitic disease of people and animals, caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei and transmitted by the tsetse fly. The disease is endemic in some regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, covering about 36 countries and 60 […]

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Sleepiness Part 2

24. September 2009

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Sleepiness and Adolescents  Majority of high school and college students have sleepiness problems such as: difficulty getting up from night sleep in the mnorning falling asleep at school maintaining awake state while doing homework As a person goes through adolescence the need for sleep may be 9 hours or more a night Many teens begin to show a preference for […]

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Sleepiness Part 1

23. September 2009

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Sleepiness is also called Somnolence, which means drowsiness, is categorized as: a state of near-sleep a strong desire for sleep sleeping for unusually long periods, also known as hypersomnia. It has three distinct meanings: Referring both to the usual state preceding falling asleep The chronic condition referring to being in that state independent of a circadian rhythm Most commonly associated […]

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Sleep Addiction

22. September 2009

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The term “addiction” is used in many contexts to describe an obsession, compulsion, or excessive psychological dependence, such as: drug addiction(e.g. alcoholism), video game addiction, crime, money, work addiction, compulsive overeating, problem gambling, computer addiction, nicotine addiction, pornography addiction, etc. In medical terminology, an addiction is a chronic neurobiologic disorder that has genetic, psychosocial, and environmental dimensions and is characterized by one of the following: The continued use […]

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Hypersomnia Part II

23. July 2009

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(Continued from Hypersomnia Part I) Back in Part I we have covered several topics about hypersomnia, such as: description, symptoms, other sleep disorders, inherited hypersomnia, diagnosis, and video clip. In part II we will discuss causes of hypersomnia and its treatment.  Causes of Hypersomnia As it happened to be, hypersomnia is caused by brain damage, […]

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Hypersomnia Part I

22. July 2009

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Description From the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): Hypersomnia is identified by repetitive occurrences of: excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), as well as prolonged night-time sleep Hypersomnia must be distinguished from the fatigue. A person, who suffers from hypersomnia, isn’t usually deprived from a regular sleep at night.  However, they are required […]

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