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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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Sleep Sex

Sunday, July 19, 2009

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Sleep sex or sexsomnia is parasomnia sleep disorder that causes people to engage in sexual acts while they are asleep. Medical science has proposed that sexsomnia should be considered as a non-rapid-eye-movement sleep disorder and a part arousal parasomnia, and it has been classified as Sexual Behavior in Sleep. It is now considered to be a different […]

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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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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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Periodic Limb Movements Disorder

Monday, June 29, 2009

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Is Periodic Limb Movement Disorder similar to Restless Legs Disorder?  No it isn’t. See for youself:   Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), is also known as Nocturnal myoclonus. It is categorized as a sleep disorder and it is displayed when a person moves his or her limbs unwillingly during sleep. They also  have some problems related to […]

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Tips for Good Sleep

Monday, June 15, 2009

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Waking up every morning fully refreshed and without an alarm clock, as well feeling energetic all day is the most important part of our life. If you do not feel that way every day, you may find some good tips and advices listed below. Let analyze two most common and similar opposite sleep habits: Sleep […]

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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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Natural Remedies

Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Herbs and Alternative Supplements. Are they natural remedies for insomnia? Choosing herbal remedies for treatment is quite popular for many people suffering insomnia. In general, some remedies, such as lemon balm or chamomile tea are harmless. Others can produce more serious side effects and interactions. Since consistent dosage of herbs and supplements are not regulated […]

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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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