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Treatment of Sleep Apnea


o Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder caused by the brain sending
sleep-inducing signals resulting in recurring episodes of
unavoidable sleep - literally, of "sleep attacks." These attacks can
occur unpredictably at times that may not be appropriate to sleep
such as while driving, having a conversation or eating.
Restless Legs Syndrome
o This sleep disorder causes unpleasant aching, tingling or itching
sensations shortly before or just after a person gets into bed. This
causes an irresistible urge to move the legs. The person may
experience pain and discomfort. Having Restless Legs Syndrome or
RLS may often lead to involuntary limb movements not only during
sleep but possibly during the day as well. The sufferer may feel
depressed and intensely anxious.
Sleep Walking
o Sleep Walking, or somnambulism, is the experience in which the
brain remains partially asleep but the body is capable of movement
and activity. This happens usually one to two hours after falling
asleep. Sleepwalking can be triggered by emotional upsets, fever or
sleep deprivation.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea treatment: Overview
If you suffer from sleep apnea then you will know that it is in fact a sleep
disorder which often stops the breathing pattern during sleep. Each episode
usually will last long enough to miss one or more breaths and these episodes
will often happen throughout the period of sleep. If you suffer from sleep
apnea or you think your partner might suffer from it, then you will know that
it can be a scary disorder which can often frighten witnesses, although most
sufferers don’t even know that it is happening to them. Sleep apnea usually
isn’t a dangerous disorder, although it can lead to broken sleep which can
make the sufferer cranky and moody and tired because they are not getting
enough sleep.
Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) includes:
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