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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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Tips on Fighting Insomnia

Friday, July 10, 2009

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Can I fight Insomnia? Insomnia, which is sleepless hours or nights, is the most destructive disorders most of us facing ones or many times. When insomnia hits you on a regular basis, you will have to deal with the following possibilities: You do not get asleep right when you get to bed Instead, you lay […]

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Lucid Dreaming Part III

Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Reality Testing Reality testing (or reality checking) is a common technique used applied by people to check whether or not they are dreaming. It involves several exercises to make sure that the obtained results differ from those produced by a dreaming person. If you practice these tests during awakening time, you may eventually decide to […]

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Insomnia Part II

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Patterns of insomnia Insomnia pattern is commonly associated with the science of etiology. Insomnia starts with a difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night. It is usually associated with anxiety disorders.   Middle-of-the-Night Insomnia This type of insomnia can be described by the difficulty of coming back to sleep after being awaken in the […]

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Insomnia Part I

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Insomnia is considered as the main indication of a sleeping disorder. It is characterized by continual problem falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia is just a symptom and not an objective diagnosis or a disease. By definition, insomnia is difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or both. It may be because of insufficient quantity or quality […]

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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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Truth & Myths About Sleep

Friday, May 15, 2009

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Myth #1:               Do I need 8 hours of sleep It is well known that 8 hours is an average time we need for our sleep. Some people need 7 hours or even less. Others need 9 hours, or even more. We also know that during adolescence sleep time is increase to between 8 and […]

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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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