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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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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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Snoring Facts

Friday, May 29, 2009

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According to the Guinness Book of Records, snores can reach 120 decibels, which is about the volume of an airplane engine. It is not amusing if you frequently lose night sleep because of your spouse’s snoring. Snoring can devastate personal relationship and health problems for the partner as well as the snorer itself. Studies conducted […]

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What is Sleep

Friday, May 1, 2009

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Common opinion of people prior to the first half of 20th century was an idea of sleep as a useless part of our daily lives. Modern science tells us that our brain is actually very active during sleep. In addition, the amount of sleep we have reflects on our daily functionality and our mental and […]

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