SLEEP DISORDERS

Sleep Apnea Risks & Diagnosis

Sleep Apnea Risks Please understand that Sleep Apnea is a serious and sometimes life threatening Sleep Disorder – 6.0%+ of all people that experience heart attack fatalities have Sleep Apnea and people with Sleep Apnea are 45% more likely to develop high blood pressure. Having untreated Sleep Apnea will: Increase the [...]

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Sleep Apnea: Common Causes

Sleep Apnea: Common Causes Sleep Apnea is a sleep breathing disorder that is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep. Pauses occur several times per hour and last for over 10 seconds. As the blood-oxygen levels decrease, the brain awakens the individual which often leads to a loud gasp or [...]

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Sleep Apnea Causes, Symptoms & Effects

Sleep Apnea Causes, Symptoms & Effects   Causes of Sleep Apnea Given that Sleep Apnea effects millions of people, it will come as no surprise that the most common factor to trigger OSA is people being overweight, obese or just plain fat. Lifestyle issues including smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol and [...]

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Sleep & Disease

Sleep & Disease Sleep and sleep-related problems play a role in a large number of human disorders and affect almost every field of medicine. For example, problems like stroke and asthma attacks tend to occur more frequently during the night and early morning, perhaps due to changes in hormones, heart rate, [...]

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Night Terrors, Sleep Terrors: Screaming During the Night

Night Terrors, Sleep Terrors: Screaming During the Night Night terrors, or sleep terrors, are a parasomnia condition in which the subject reacts to a foreboding sense of fear or terror by screaming, thrashing around or crying. They may also get out of bed and walk or run around, and adults are [...]

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy Narcolepsy affects an estimated 250,000 Americans. People with narcolepsy have frequent “sleep attacks” at various times of the day, even if they have had a normal amount of night-time sleep. These attacks last from several seconds to more than 30 minutes. People with narcolepsy also may experience cataplexy (loss of [...]

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Narcolepsy Treatment

Narcolepsy Treatment Regrettably, as the primary reason for Narcolepsy is the destruction of cells in the brain that produce Hypocretin, a cure is yet to be found. Consequently, the only options available are those that address and attempt to relieve the symptoms.4 Pharmaceutical medication Stimulants – we are unable to offer [...]

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Narcolepsy Statistics and Facts

Narcolepsy Statistics Narcolepsy affects 1 in 2000 people worldwide which means that in 2017 there an estimated 3.8 million potential suffers In Japan 1 in 200, in Hong Kong 1 in 2500, in Israel 1 in 5000 Only 50% of Narcolepsy sufferers are actually diagnosed with the disorder Only 25% are [...]

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Narcolepsy – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis

What Causes Narcolepsy In the late 90’s researchers were able to identify the gene that causes narcolepsy on chromosome 12. The gene permits cells in the hypothalamus (the part of the brain that regulates sleep performance) to accept communications from other cells. When this gene is atypical, cells cannot commune properly, [...]

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Sleep Deprivation: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Sleep Deprivation: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments Sleep Deprivation describes the cumulative effect of a person not having sufficient sleep. Insufficient sleep adversely effects the body, brain, mood and cognitive function. All aspects of health can be impacted by sleep deprivation. Definition: What Is Sleep Deprivation Sleep deprivation is defined as not obtaining [...]

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