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Rhythmic Movement Disorder

Monday, July 20, 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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Celebrity Gossip: Sleep Secrets

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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What You Can Learn from Them. Who’s sleeping, who’s not? By Sarah Klein, (Health magazine) and other sources Celebrities lead fabulous lives—jetting across the country on a whim, partying at late-night hot spots—so it’s no surprise that sleep may not always be a number-one priority. When prescription sleep medication was implicated in Heath Ledger’s tragic […]

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Arousal Sleep Disorder Part II

Sunday, July 12, 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

Saturday, July 11, 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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Restless Legs Syndrome

Saturday, June 27, 2009

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Have you ever experienced breaking your sleep and become forcefully awaken as you kick out with your feet? If so, you have experienced Restless Leg Syndrome, or (RLS, Wittmaack-Ekbom’s syndrome). Originally described in 17th century medical publications, Restless Legs Syndrome was bothering people ever since! What is Restless Leg Syndrome? Restless Leg Syndrome is a […]

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Sleep Quiz

Saturday, June 6, 2009

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Now it is the time to test your knowledge about sleep and sleep disorders, though it is not final test, so please do not be discouraged with your results:       Instructions: First answer the question and then click on either “True” or “False” button to see the answer. Calculate your accuracy by dividing all correctly […]

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Narcolepsy

Friday, June 5, 2009

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Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder, also known as dyssomnia. It is characterized by overpowering daytime drowsiness, and sudden attacks of . This condition is observed by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), in which a person experiences extreme weariness. He will, probably, falls asleep during the day at most inappropriate times, such as at work or […]

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Natural Remedies

Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Herbs and Alternative Supplements. Are they natural remedies for insomnia? Choosing herbal remedies for treatment is quite popular for many people suffering insomnia. In general, some remedies, such as lemon balm or chamomile tea are harmless. Others can produce more serious side effects and interactions. Since consistent dosage of herbs and supplements are not regulated […]

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Sleep Medication Part I

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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Statistics of Sleep Disorders

Monday, May 18, 2009

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Insomnia Statistics ·         For a period of one year 20% to 40% of all adults experience insomnia in one way or another ·         At least, at some point in their lives there are1 out of 3 people have insomnia ·         More than 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders and/or wakefulness problems ·         60% of […]

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