Narcolepsy : Patients experience an irresistible need to sleep, regardless of the amount of sleep they get. People with narcolepsy can fall asleep at any time, such as while at work, talking, or driving a car. These “Sleep Attacks” can last from 30 seconds to more than 30 Minutes. Narcolepsy is a less common sleep disorder which affects less than 1% of the population. Its onset can occur at any time throughout life, but its peek onset is during the teen years.
Signs and Symptoms of Narcolepsy:
- Excessive sleepiness
- Temporary decrease or
loss of muscle control
- Vivid dream-like images when drifting off to sleep or waking up
- Waking up unable to move or talk for a brief time
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
A medical condition where the patient stops breathing for 10 or more seconds during sleep.
Restless Legs Syndrome
Once diagnosed, treatment have been found useful for many patients.
Insomnia can be very Common, 10% of adults in the United States have Chronic Insomnia and 30% experience an acute episode of Insomnia in a year.
Patients experience an irresistible need to sleep, regardless of the amount of sleep they get.
Parsomnias are automatic behaviors during sleep, such as sleep talking, sleep walking or night terrors.
Circadian rhythm disorders
Circadian Rhythm Disorders involve disruption of the sleep-wake cycle.