NREM Parasomnias

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Parasomnias are sleep disorders. They are abnormal movements that a person experiences while he sleeps. A person can also experience … Read more

Night Terrors

Last updated: May 31, 2019

A night terror is a partial waking from sleep. Someone experiencing night terrors usually wakes up screaming, kicking, thrashing, or … Read more

Sleep-related Eating Disorder

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) or nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder (NSRED) is a sleep illness which belongs to the parasomnia family. … Read more

Sleepwalking

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Somnambulism – most commonly known as sleepwalking – is a sleep disorder where someone walks and executes abnormal behaviors while … Read more

A List of Other Parasomnias

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Aside from the more common REM and Non-REM parasomnias there are several other parasomnias that can affect a person. Parasomnias … Read more

Somniloquy

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Somniloquy is the formal name for sleep talking. It is a sleep disorder where a person talks during sleep. The … Read more

Hypnagogia

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Hypnagogia or hypnogogic hallucinations are imaginary sensations. These sensations may seem very real to the person experiencing them. They often … Read more

Exploding Head Syndrome

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Exploding Head Syndrome is a type of parasomnia. Parasomnias involve undesirable events that accompany sleep. The exploding head syndrome may … Read more

Nightmare Disorder

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Nightmares are scary dreams. They often awaken children and can make them afraid to go back to sleep. There is … Read more

REM Parasomnias

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Parasomnia is a term that refers to an abnormal problem that can happen while a person sleeps. This does not … Read more

Sleep Enuresis

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Sleep Enuresis is another term for bedwetting or urinary incontinence. This is a common condition in young children and is … Read more

Sleep Paralysis

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Parasomnias are undesirable events that come along with sleep. A parasomnia can make sleeping uncomfortable and can result in unrefreshing … Read more

Confusional Arousal

Last updated: May 31, 2019

When a person acts in a strange or confused way as they wake up or just after waking up, that … Read more

Sleep Hallucinations

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Sleep hallucinations belong to a classification of sleep disorders called parasomnias. They are vivid experiences, either sensory or visual, that … Read more

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Last updated: June 6, 2019

The majority of sleep disorders result in excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). ES is measured by sleep clinics using questionnaires to … Read more

Fatigue Severity Scale

Last updated: April 24, 2019

Fatigue is a common symptom of a sleep disorder. One of the benefits of sleep is its restorative properties. Sleep … Read more

Insomnia Impact Scale

Last updated: June 6, 2019

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people around the world. Insomnia is a disorder that affects not … Read more

Learn About Polysomnograms

Last updated: April 23, 2019

Polysomnography is one of the most common tests that doctors use to diagnose a sleep disorder. It is also called … Read more

Stanford Sleepiness Scale

Last updated: April 19, 2019

When a person suffers from a sleep disorder, that person often relies on a sleep specialist for help. Sleep specialists … Read more

Prevention of Insomnia

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. An individual with insomnia experiences difficulties in falling or staying asleep. This happens even … Read more

Menopause and Insomnia

Last updated: May 20, 2019

What is menopause? By definition, menopause is the final menstrual period. Menopause marks the end of the reproductive period of … Read more

Insufficient Sleep Syndrome

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Insufficient sleep syndrome is a voluntary sleep disorder and is a type of hypersomnia. This means that this disorder is … Read more

Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH) is a type of rare sleep disorder. Individuals with IH feel excessively sleepy during the day. A … Read more

Kleine-Levin Syndrome

Last updated: May 20, 2019

What is Kleine-Levin Syndrome? Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) is a rare sleep disorder. This disorder is characterized by persistent episodic hypersomnia. … Read more

Narcolepsy

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder. It causes a disruption in the sleep and wakefulness state of the affected person. As … Read more

Sleep-related Hypoxemia

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Sleep-related hypoxemia is a type of sleep-related breathing disorder. Its main characteristic is an abnormally low oxygen level in the … Read more

Central Sleep Apnea

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Central Sleep Apnea is a disorder wherein breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. This type of sleep apnea is … Read more

Sleep-related Hypoventilation

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Sleep-related hypoventilation is a breathing-related sleeping disorder. In most cases, this disorder appears simultaneously with other sleep disorders. This disorder … Read more

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is also referred to as Obstructive Sleep Apnea-hypopnea. It is a sleep disorder characterized by the … Read more

Chronic Snoring

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Snoring is a common sleeping disorder. Although anyone can get affected by snoring, it’s a condition that is more common … Read more

Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Last updated: May 15, 2019

Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD) is a sleep disorder that causes insomnia and excessive sleepiness. This disorder belongs to the … Read more

Nocturnal Leg Cramps

Last updated: May 10, 2019

Nocturnal leg cramps, also known as night leg cramps, are spasms that occur in the lower extremities, particularly the legs, … Read more

Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorders

Last updated: May 15, 2019

Just like any other living organisms, humans have various biological rhythms. One of these is the Circadian Rhythm. The Circadian … Read more

Sleep-Wake Phase Disorders

Last updated: May 15, 2019

Sleep-Wake Phase Disorders are medical conditions wherein the human body’s natural sleep-wake cycle or Circadian Rhythm gets affected. A normal … Read more

Sleep Starts – Hypnic Jerks

Last updated: May 10, 2019

A hypnagogic jerk/myoclonic jerk, or most commonly known as hypnic jerk, is an involuntary twitch of a muscle. This happens … Read more

Non-24 Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder

Last updated: May 15, 2019

Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder belongs to the group of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders. When a person has this disorder, his or … Read more

Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD)

Last updated: May 10, 2019

Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD) is a sleep-related disorder characterized by the involuntary and repetitive movements of large muscle groups during … Read more

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Last updated: May 10, 2019

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder characterized by the involuntary movement of the limbs while sleeping. It … Read more

Sleep Bruxism

Last updated: May 10, 2019

Sleep Bruxism is a sleep-related movement disorder. It is a disorder where the patient grinds or clench his or her … Read more

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Last updated: May 10, 2019

Restless Legs Syndrome is a type of sleep-related movement disorder. It is also called Willis-Ekbom Disease. The symptoms of this … Read more