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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 Talking

Saturday, July 4, 2009

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A joke about sleep talking: If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say — talk in your sleep. Sleep talking and sleep walking (see other post on SleepWalking), as well as night terrors, are parts of a group of sleep disorders called parasomnias, as covered in Parasomnias […]

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Sleep Disorder Centers

Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Find a Sleep Care Center “Desperate diseases must have desperate cures.” (English proverb) Most people with sleep disorders are undiagnosed and untreated. Of these, more than 30 million have chronic insomnia, 18 million have sleep apnea and 12 million have Restless Legs Syndrome. Fewer than one in five Americans with sleep apnea are diagnosed, and […]

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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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Sleep Apnea Disorder

Friday, May 22, 2009

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Sleep apnea is a severe disorder when your breathing stops frequently while you asleep. These stoppages of breathing or “apneas” typically last 10 to 30 seconds. They can occur many times throughout the night. If sleep apnea is left untreated it can lead to severe health problems, nightly accidents, or premature death.   Watch Video:   […]

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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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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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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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