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Votre sommeil Master Plan du site (French)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

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Plan du site  Catégorie Posté articles    Catégorie  Posté articles            Qu’est-ce que dormir?  Circadian Rhythms   Legs & Limbs Disorders Leg Cramps Partie I   Vérité et mythes sur le sommeil   Crampes dans les jambes, partie II   Introduction à la Partie I Sleep     Leg Cramps Partie […]

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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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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 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 Paralysis Disorder

Tuesday, June 23, 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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Panic Disorder Part I

Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Panic disorder is a serious illness, which is common to one out of every 75 people. That is about 4,000,000 people in North America only! The exact causes of panic disorder are still unknown. It usually originates during the teens or early adulthood. It is not really connected with any major life events, which could […]

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Truth & Myths About Sleep

Friday, May 15, 2009

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Myth #1:               Do I need 8 hours of sleep It is well known that 8 hours is an average time we need for our sleep. Some people need 7 hours or even less. Others need 9 hours, or even more. We also know that during adolescence sleep time is increase to between 8 and […]

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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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Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep

Friday, May 8, 2009

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Dreaming During REM Sleep It is a norm for all of us to have dreams for as long as 2 hours or more each night. Still now the science community doesn’t know much about how or why we dream. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, who made significant impact on the field of psychology and […]

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Introduction to Sleep Part II

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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What Does Sleep Do For Us? You can spend thousands of hours by reading books on sleep, scientific magazines, or just surfing the Internet on this subject. The final result will be the same:  every sleep researchers are still at the beginning of this exploration trying to understand exactly why people require sleep. All they […]

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Introduction to Sleep Part I

Saturday, May 2, 2009

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Sleep and wakefulness are controlled by different  signals in the brain, called neurotransmitters. Other components, such as foods and medicines change the ratio between those signals. This ratio makes the difference when we feel alert or drowsy, as well as how good our sleep is.  Certain parts of the brain parts of the brain are stimulated […]

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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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