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Nightmares Part II: Treatment

2. September 2009

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This article is the second part of the Nightmares article published under Parasomnias For those who may experience nightmares, please follow the guideline on how to get rid of them (the nightmares) explained below: 1. Precondition #1: you experience identical episodes from night to night. The solution is relatively simple, however, you need to follow it […]

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Rhythmic Movement Disorder

20. July 2009

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What is rhythmic movement disorder? Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD), also known as jactatio capitis nocturna, is a sleep disorder condition that can be described as repetitive rocking or banging body motions before and/or during drowsiness or light sleep. This condition mostly happens in infants and young children. However, adults can although be affected. Normally, Rhythmic […]

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Sleep Sex

19. July 2009

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Sleep sex or sexsomnia is parasomnia sleep disorder that causes people to engage in sexual acts while they are asleep. Medical science has proposed that sexsomnia should be considered as a non-rapid-eye-movement sleep disorder and a part arousal parasomnia, and it has been classified as Sexual Behavior in Sleep. It is now considered to be a different […]

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Arousal Sleep Disorder Part II

12. July 2009

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What causes confusional arousal? Potential causes for this the confusional arousal disorders are shown below: Alcohol consumption Sleep deprivation Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) Psychotropic medication use Drug abuse Forceful awakening Do I have it? Did anyone ever told you that you acted in strange or confused way when they wake […]

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Arousal Sleep Disorders Part I

11. July 2009

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From  the post Parasomnias Disorders: Parasomnia is an episode that happens during sleep. Parasomnia could be induced or resulting from sleep, such as: sleepwalking, sleep talking, sleep terror, and nightmares Parasomnias are disorders that infiltrate into the sleep process and create disruptions into sleep-related actions. Parasomnias usually associated with REM sleep. The parasomnias are divided […]

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BedWetting Part II

9. July 2009

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Common knowledge about bedwetting Bedwetting is an involuntary action of the bladder. Children do not wet their beds deliberately. They just can’t control the flow of urine from their bladder while asleep. Almost all children wet their beds until their bodies learn to control the bladder. Bedwetting until the age of 5 or 6 is […]

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BedWetting Part I

8. July 2009

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What is bedwetting? Bedwetting is also called sleep-wetting. Its medical term is ‘nocturnal enuresis’, which means uncontrolled passing of urine while a person is asleep.asleep People of all ages are affected by bedwetting, but it is mostly observed in young children, usually until the age of six. Bedwetting is common in 60% of all males whereas 90% […]

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Teeth Grinding

7. July 2009

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Teeth grinding, or Bruxism, is a sleep disorder when people are gnashing or clenching teeth. Teeth grinding affects children and adults more or less equally. People who are affected with this disorder, will unconsciously clench their teeth during the day, often at stressful times. From another hand, people who grind or clench their teeth at […]

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Nightmares Part I

6. July 2009

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Nightmares are nothing but dreams, which create a powerful and very unpleasant emotional reaction from a person who is asleep. What triggers nightmares? The following events could trigger nightmares: ·         Eating before bed ·         Feeling of pain ·         Being a part of a fearful danger ·         Participating in unpleasant events ·         Fearing of something or […]

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Sleep Terror

5. July 2009

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A night terror, also known as a sleep terror or pavor nocturnus, is a parasomnia disorder characterized parasomnia by extreme terror and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness. The subject wakes abruptly from slow-wave sleep, with waking usually accompanied by gasping, moaning, or screaming. It is often impossible to awaken the person fully, and […]

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