Five Common Types of Sleeping Disorders

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What are some common types of sleep disorders?

Five Common Types of Sleeping Disorders

There are many different types of sleeping disorders. Here are descriptions of five common ones:

1. Nightmare Disorder: Nightmares are frightening dreams that occur during REM sleep. During these, the heart rate usually increases, the breathing rate increases and the child experiences profuse sweating.

2. Sleep Terror Disorder: Extreme panic and a sudden, loud, terrified scream during sleep, followed by physical activities such as hitting objects or moving in and out of the bedroom. Persons with this disorder can injure themselves. The person often remembers either nothing or just parts of these dreams.

3. Sleepwalking Disorder: A person is performing acts in their sleep, usually with their eyes open. Acts can include wandering aimlessly, carrying objects without any purpose, going outdoors, even driving. They may mumble. However, it is usually impossible to communicate with a sleepwalker.

4. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: Sufferer has dream-enacting behaviors that include talking, yelling, punching, kicking, sitting, jumping out of bed, arm flailing, and grabbing. People act out distinctly altered dreams that are vivid, intense, action-packed, and violent.

5. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD): The primary symptom of RLS is insomnia (inability to sleep), whereas PLMD is known to make one extremely sleepy during the day. About 80 percent of those with RLS also have PLMD or involuntary leg twitching or jerking movements during sleep that can occur every 20-30 seconds.



11/10/2008 10:27:25 AM
carin said:

i always had problems with my sleep,i cant wake up each morning for school couse i feel so sleeepy,even if i go to bed early. my parents tells me that am lazy...i dont know sleep controls me?

11/10/2008 10:28:58 AM
carin said:

i always had problems with my sleep,i cant wake up each morning for school couse i feel so sleeepy,even if i go to bed early. my parents tells me that am lazy...i dont know why sleep controls me?

12/13/2008 5:13:36 PM
Mike said:

I'm doing a research paper about sleeping disorders and this information really came in handy..

5/29/2009 5:44:52 AM
JAMES said:

An estimated 2400 people are killed every year and many more seriously injured where a driver has fallen asleep at the wheel.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths. As tragic as these numbers are, they only tell a portion of the story. It is widely recognized that drowsy driving is underreported as a cause of crashes. And this doesn't include incidents caused by driver inattention.

Drowsy driving is all too common, especially among young men aged 25 and under. Night workers who rotate their schedules are also at high risk. Others at risk include people who regularly drive long distances and those who have sleep disorders. The highest risk times of day for drowsy driving accidents to occur is in the mid-afternoon and overnight hours

Drowsy driving s just as Dangerous as drunken driving, Children playing, people taking a walk has been victims of such accidents.

Driver fatigue is the main reason for drowsy driving . . At 60mph if you close your eyes only for a second you have traveled 88 feet. Mishaps caused by drowsy drivers is generally fatal as dozing drivers do not brake before a crash.

I would recommend all drivers to use a very simple safety device No Nap

No Nap is a inexpensive automobile safety device, that prevents drivers falling asleep at the wheel. This intelligent device is designed to detect when the driver is in danger of DOZING off and immediately alerts him / co-passengers. Prevents a potential crash. The light weight gadget fits over drivers left ear and triggers alert buzzer observing the drivers drowsiness. No Nap is a essential safety device a MUST HAVE on all road travels. You can buy it online at I think its delivered free of cost at your address

9/21/2011 3:58:49 PM
Dylan said:

hi im trying to find out what sleeping disorder i have but i cant find it i black out and fall asleep without nowing it plus my head hurts and i cant remember anything


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