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Hypnic headache

10. October 2009

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Hypnic headaches mostly strike the elderly people, age 50 and over.  Hypnic headaches is divided into the following types: moderate throbbing bilateral unilateral Unilateral hypnic headache This type of hipnic headache wakes the person once or many times during night This headache starts a few hours after sleep begins and can last from 15 min to 3 hors or longer There […]

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Classification Part II

8. October 2009

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The following slide show video will provide an additional information on Classification of Sleep Disorders, such as: sleep disorders dyssomnias insomnia parasomnias sleep study phyilogy narcolepsy treatment os sleep disorders periodic limb movement disorder restless leg syndrome depression anxiety sleep disturbances others Watch Video: SLEEP DISORDERS  

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Dyssomnias

7. October 2009

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Dyssomnias are ususally associated by difficulty to fall asleep, or to remain sleeping. Dyssomnias are classified as sleeping disorders Dyssomnias become primary sleep disorders by due to ability for initiating or maintaining sleep and or excessive sleepiness Dyssomnias also characterized by a disturbance in the amount, quality, or timing of sleep Dyssomnias Symptoms People who diagnosed with dyssomnia usually complain of the following symptoms: […]

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Sleepiness and Dizziness

6. October 2009

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Dizziness could be a result of sleepiness in its extreme form. It can be observed in people with sleep deprivation and, especially as a side effect, when sleep medication is administered. How to define Diziness? Dizziness refers to an impairment in spatial perception and stability, as defined by Dorland’s Medical Dictionary. It is considered imprecise, by Medical […]

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Sleeping Sickness

4. October 2009

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Sleeping Sickness, as described by Wikipedia, is also called Human African trypanosomiasis, African lethargy or Congo trypanosomiasis. It is a parasitic disease of people and animals, caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei and transmitted by the tsetse fly. The disease is endemic in some regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, covering about 36 countries and 60 […]

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Sleepiness Part 2

24. September 2009

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Sleepiness and Adolescents  Majority of high school and college students have sleepiness problems such as: difficulty getting up from night sleep in the mnorning falling asleep at school maintaining awake state while doing homework As a person goes through adolescence the need for sleep may be 9 hours or more a night Many teens begin to show a preference for […]

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Sleepiness Part 1

23. September 2009

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Sleepiness is also called Somnolence, which means drowsiness, is categorized as: a state of near-sleep a strong desire for sleep sleeping for unusually long periods, also known as hypersomnia. It has three distinct meanings: Referring both to the usual state preceding falling asleep The chronic condition referring to being in that state independent of a circadian rhythm Most commonly associated […]

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Sleep Addiction

22. September 2009

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The term “addiction” is used in many contexts to describe an obsession, compulsion, or excessive psychological dependence, such as: drug addiction(e.g. alcoholism), video game addiction, crime, money, work addiction, compulsive overeating, problem gambling, computer addiction, nicotine addiction, pornography addiction, etc. In medical terminology, an addiction is a chronic neurobiologic disorder that has genetic, psychosocial, and environmental dimensions and is characterized by one of the following: The continued use […]

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Hypersomnia Part II

23. July 2009

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(Continued from Hypersomnia Part I) Back in Part I we have covered several topics about hypersomnia, such as: description, symptoms, other sleep disorders, inherited hypersomnia, diagnosis, and video clip. In part II we will discuss causes of hypersomnia and its treatment.  Causes of Hypersomnia As it happened to be, hypersomnia is caused by brain damage, […]

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Hypersomnia Part I

22. July 2009

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Description From the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): Hypersomnia is identified by repetitive occurrences of: excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), as well as prolonged night-time sleep Hypersomnia must be distinguished from the fatigue. A person, who suffers from hypersomnia, isn’t usually deprived from a regular sleep at night.  However, they are required […]

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Jet Lag Syndrome

24. June 2009

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What is it? Jet lag is also called desynchronosis. It is a short-term disorder that causes, insomnia, fatigue and other symptoms as a result of travel by plane across time zones. Symptoms of jet lag. Besides insomnia and fatigue a jet lag victims may experience constipation, anxiety, diarrhea, dehydration, headache, confusion, irritability, nausea, coordination problems, […]

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Sleep Paralysis Disorder

23. June 2009

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Definition of Sleep paralysis Sleep Paralysis is a horrifying form of paralysis that happens when a person suddenly finds him/her self being unable to move for a short period of time, a few minutes or so, mostly when falling asleep or awakening. Sleep Paralysis is still grey area among sleep researches, however, several symptoms of […]

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Anxiety Disorders

8. June 2009

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Anxiety Disorders Facts Anxiety is a multifaceted mixture of the feeling of fear, apprehension, and worries often associated with physical sensations, such as palpitations, chest pain and/or shortness of breath. It may exist as a primary disorder or may be associated with other medical problems including other psychiatric disorders. Anxiety disorders are a group of […]

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Narcolepsy

5. June 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

4. June 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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Sleep Deprivation

25. May 2009

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Sleep deprivation is a regularly deficiency of the required amount of sleep. It is usually happens as a consequence of sleep disorders. It is also known as forced inducement such as interrogation or a torture.   Effects of sleep deprivation: Side-effects of sleep deprivation can be similar to being drunk. Study shows that track drivers […]

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Sleep Apnea Disorder

22. May 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

18. May 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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Classification of Sleep Disorders

4. May 2009

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Classification of Sleep Disorders The International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD), which is worldwide authority in sleep disorders, has developed a classification primarily intended for diagnostic and epidemiologic purposes so that disorders could be indexed and morbidity and mortality information could be recorded and retrieved. This classification is not intended to provide a differential diagnostic […]

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