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Secrets of Healthy Sleep

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Sleep is not only a physiological process of body recuperation, but it is also the state of relaxation. It gives you the opportunity to get into the arms of Morpheus, the god of sleep, and immerse yourself into pleasant dreams. Unfortunately, to fall into the of Morpheus’s arms is not so easy. Many of us are […]

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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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Sleep Terror

Sunday, July 5, 2009

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A night terror, also known as a sleep terror or pavor nocturnus, is a parasomnia disorder characterized parasomnia by extreme terror and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness. The subject wakes abruptly from slow-wave sleep, with waking usually accompanied by gasping, moaning, or screaming. It is often impossible to awaken the person fully, and […]

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Parasomnia Disorders

Sunday, June 28, 2009

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Parasomnias is a broad term used to describe various uncommon disruptive sleep-related disorders. They are intense, infrequent physical acts that occur during sleep. Some common Parasomnias include sleepwalking, sleep talking, sleep terror, nightmares, and teeth grinding.   ·         Parasomnias is commonly observed during to the Non-Rapid Eye Movement Sleep (NREM sleep), and the Rapid Eye […]

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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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