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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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Overnight Sleep Study

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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What is Overnight Sleep Study? Polysomnography (PSG), also known as a sleep study, is a multi-parametrictest used in the study of sleep and as a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine. The test result is called a polysomnogram, also abbreviated PSG. The name is derived from Greek and Latin roots: the Greek ‘poly’ for multi-channel (many), […]

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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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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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Syndromes

Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Common Sleep Disorders and Sleep Disorder Syndromes: Signs and Treatments The term syndrome, as it  used in medicine and psychology, is associated with many clinically identified features: (a) signs, which are observed by a physician; (b) symptoms, which are reported by the patient, phenomena; or (c) characteristics that often occur together, so that the presence of one feature alerts the […]

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Immune System

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Sleep and Immune System Sleep and sleep-related problems play a role in a large number of human disorders. Generally speaking, human disorders, which primarily related to sleep and sleep problems, are so many that they affect almost every field of medicine. Let me give you an example: stroke, (that is a sudden blockage or rupture […]

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