Narcolepsy

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  • Essay On Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy is a mental disorder that affects the control of sleep and sleeplessness. People with narcolepsy experience exorbitant daytime sleepiness and infrequent, uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the daytime. These sudden sleep attacks may occur during different kinds of activity at any time of the day. A person sleep for a couples of minutes or up to a half-hour before awakening, but eventually they fall asleep again.They can also experience decreased alertness throughout the day. According to the Narcolepsy network, this illness impacts 1 in approximately 2,000 people in the United States. A person can develop narcolepsy at any age, however is common between 10-30 years of age. The causes of this illness is still unknown even though researchers have found some genes that are associated…

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  • Narcolepsy Research Paper

    Narcolepsy Marilyn Monroe once said, “The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.” There are many different sleeping disorders, especially in this stressful life, where people do not get enough sleep every day. Insomnia, sleep apnea, and cataplexy are just few examples of those disorders. However, many people started to suffer from a quite new sleeping disorder called, narcolepsy. As Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD., states in his article “Narcolepsy Symptoms, Treatment & Remedies”…

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  • Sleeping Disorders: Insomnia And Narcolepsy

    asleep. Room temperature, noises, light, or a hard or too soft of a bed can all effect Insomnia. Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder that can be inherited and is caused when a person falls asleep unexpectedly or suddenly. “Narco” means numbness and “lepsy” stands for seizure (Matzen, 2016). Someone with Narcolepsy can be having a conversation, playing a sport, or sitting in class and suddenly fall asleep. Narcolepsy can be very dangerous if an affected person is driving or working with tools and…

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  • Sleep Terrors And The Classification Of Sleep Disorders

    melatonin. Since they both coincide with each other the lack of serotonin can lead to Dyssomnia disorders while on the other hand too much of serotonin can result in Parasomnia disorders. Dyssomnia sleeping disorders affect the quality of sleep a person receives. This is just the main branch of this type of sleep disorder. There are three different types of classification for Dyssomnia sleeping disorders. The first one is Intrinsic sleep disorders the most common disorder is Narcolepsy.…

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  • Modafinil Essay

    Propranolol, Phenytonin, tricyclic antidepressants, Rifampicin, selective serotonin, Carbamazepine, reuptake inhibitors, Ketoconazole, Phenobarbital, Itraconazole, phenytoni, Methylphenidate and warfarin (MIMS 2015). Patients Information: Modafinil may cause sedation which may impair performance of skilled task, avoid driving, operation of machinery, or jobs that require to be alert, well-coordinated, or able to think or see well (Dickman, 2010). It is not recommended to the patient with…

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  • The Influence Of Sleep Paralysis

    lying on his stomach with his face buried in the pillow. Not being able to move for about 20 seconds, he finally broke the paralysis and was relieved to have had regained his breath. As a matter of fact, this would have happened even if he didn't wake up into sleep paralysis. His body would have done this whether he was paralyzed or just in a dream. One is paralyzed whilst sleeping, so the only difference is being awake. Treatment o Improving sleep habits, such as making sure you get…

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  • Difference Between Banana And Cinnamon Tea

    Tea with Cinnamon and Banana That Is More Effective Than Sleeping Pills for Deep Sleep Most people have experienced restless night of staring at the ceiling, turning and tossing unable to get more than a several hours of sleep. Your mind races more the more you worry about not being able to fall asleep. The next thing which happens is the sun coming out. Luckily, this delicious tea recipe can improve you sleeping patterns. It can even cure your sleeping problems completely. Anxiety, stress,…

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  • Analysis Of Russell Foster: Why We Sleep

    I have chosen to watch the video by Russell Foster: Why do we sleep? Russell Foster says that “If you're an average sort of person, 36 percent of your life will be spent asleep”. That sounds like a lot to me, but I know that sleep in a necessary part of life. Although scientists don’t have a definitive answer as to why we sleep, they do have some theories. One of those theories is that during sleep our bodies are resting our muscles or recuperating and our…

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  • Night Terror Research Paper

    Night terrors happen to, most commonly, children around four to twelve years of age, but can occur throughout all ages. “Sleep terrors are equally prevalent for males and females.” (Cline p1) Most of the time with night terrors, one will not fully wake up, but can hear what is going on around them. Night terrors most often occur in the NREM stages of sleep, but do occasionally happen in the REM sleep. “Night terrors are a sleep disorder characterized by anxiety episodes with extreme panic, often…

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  • Restless Leg Syndrome: A Case Study

    The use of misuse drugs today is often the cause to drug dependency in pharmaceutical drug therapy. Today primary care physicians, often use drugs for more than one course of treatment and or diagnoses or condition. Therefore, if clinicians do not appropriately assess patients and or clients the use of that drug may potentially be a result of misdiagnoses. Prescribing sleep aids for conditions other the primary symptom of insomnia Restless leg syndrome has been suggested as a cause to sleep…

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