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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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Nightmares Part I

Monday, July 6, 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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SleepWalking

Friday, June 26, 2009

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Sleepwalking is also known as somnambulism or noctambulism. Word somnambulism is from the Latin somnus (sleep) and ambulus (walking). It involves involuntary motor acts-particularly walking-during sleep. ·       Studies indicates that sleepwalking is a ordinary phenomenon. It may be more prevalent among people who experience a lot of stress. ·        Most of the time, sleepwalking happens in pubescence, […]

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Lucid Dreaming Part I

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Introduction Lucid dream, also known as conscious dream, is a state of dreaming where the person is aware of the dreaming process. During this dream it is possible to apply conscious control over conscious control the dream characters and environment, as well as perform otherwise physically impossible feats, like flying for example. A lucid dream […]

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Panic Disorder Part I

Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Panic disorder is a serious illness, which is common to one out of every 75 people. That is about 4,000,000 people in North America only! The exact causes of panic disorder are still unknown. It usually originates during the teens or early adulthood. It is not really connected with any major life events, which could […]

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Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep

Friday, May 8, 2009

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Dreaming During REM Sleep It is a norm for all of us to have dreams for as long as 2 hours or more each night. Still now the science community doesn’t know much about how or why we dream. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, who made significant impact on the field of psychology and […]

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