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What change in sleep patterns is seen in the elderly?
increased stage 1, decreased slow wave (delta)
What is the narcolepsy tetrad?
EDS, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations, sleep paralysis
Proposed pathogenesis of narcolepsy?
hypocretin dysfunction associated with class II haplotype
What is normal sleep latency? Pathological sleepiness?
10 minutes is normal. <5minutes is pathological
What is the normal latency to REM sleep? In narcoleptics?
90 minutes normal. 30 minutes in narcoleptics
General tx for REM symptoms?
TCAs, fluoxetine
General tx for EDS?
stimulants
How long do you need to have fatigue/distress/impairment before you can call it insomnia?
one month or longer