Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders

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Below you will find some of the most common sleep disorders:

  • Sleep Apnea – the stoppage of breathing from upper airway callopse and/or imperfect functioning of the brain which controls the activation of breathing. Refer to “Sleep Apnea” for more detailed information.
  • Snoring – the vibrations of the pharyngeal tissues from breathing during sleep. Refer to “Snoring” for more detailed information.
  • Sleep Bruxism – para-functional activity (nocturnal clenching, grinding of the teeth, etc.) that occurs, to some degree, in most people.
  • Hypopnoea – shallow breathing or slow respiratory rate (“under breathing”)
  • Insomnia – inability or lack of sleep, or inability to remain asleep a reasonable amount of time. Insomnia can be further classified into three classification called transient, acute and chronic.
  • Narcolepsy – extreme levels of excessive daytime sleepiness with a tendency to fall asleep frequently at inappropriate times or places. Narcolepsy has four classic symptoms which include cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations and autonomic behavior.
  • Jet Lag (Desynchronosis) – physiological condition caused by disruption of the light/dark cycle that controls the circadian rhythm. The body becomes out of sync from occurrences such as work shift, daylight savings and traveling to different time zones.
  • Night Terrors (Pavor Nocturnus) – feeling of extreme terror combined with the inability to regain consciousness.
  • RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) – uncontrollable urges to move the limbs in order to stop painful or irritating sensations in the body, most frequently the legs.
  • PLMD (Periodic Limb Movement Disorder) – involuntary movement during sleep ranging from small movements to violent flailing of the limbs.
  • Sleepwalking (Somnabluism) – parasomnia that makes the person engage in activities, which are normally associated with being awake, while sleeping. It is most common in children and young adults.