Hypopnea: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

On September 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome is a disease in which the airway is blocked to differing degrees, during sleep. Apnea, which is an obstruction of the airway when a person is asleep, or hypopnea, which is a partial blockage, are both features of the syndrome, which is more easily referred…

Hypersomnolence: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

On July 31, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Hypersomnolence is when someone is excessively sleepy, regardless of how much sleep they get. Hypersomnolence is a condition where a person experiences significant episodes of sleepiness, even after having 7 hours or more of quality sleep. Other terms used to describe hypersomnolence include excessive daytime sleepiness, excessive daytime somnolence, and…

People who go to bed late have less control over OCD symptoms

On June 22, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Binghamton University Professor of Psychology Meredith E. Coles and former graduate student Jessica Schubert (now at University of Michigan Medical School) monitored twenty individuals…

Periodic limb movement disorder: Symptoms and treatment

On June 14, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Periodic limb movement disorder is a condition characterized by repetitive movements of the limbs during sleep. It is the only movement disorder that occurs during sleep and, as such, is considered to be a sleep disorder as well. Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) can occur at any stage…

Sundowner's Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

On December 14, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A person with sundowner’s syndrome experiences increased episodes of confusion, agitation, and activity as the day progresses to night. There may be agitation and personality changes that are dramatically unlike the person’s normal behavior. This can be frightening for the individual and their caregiver. …

Respiratory Acidosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

On September 27, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Respiratory acidosis develops when air exhaled out of the lungs does not adequately exchange the carbon dioxide formed in the body for the inhaled oxygen in air. There are many conditions or situations that may lead to this. One of the conditions that can reduce the…

Chronic fatigue symptoms triggered by nerve, muscle strain

On July 24, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

It is well established that symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can be worsened with physical activity. Now, a new study might shed some light on why this is, after finding chronic fatigue flare-ups can be triggered by mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain. Researchers found the supine straight leg…

Sleep apnea symptoms eased with implantable stimulation device

On June 13, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study holds promise for people with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea who are unable to tolerate standard therapy, after finding that an implantable, nerve-stimulating device successfully eased symptoms of the condition. Researchers say hypoglossal nerve stimulation is an effective therapy for OSA patients who are unable to…

Study shows strong prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans

On June 11, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Over 47% of female veterans reported insomnia symptoms. A new study sheds light on the prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans. Results demonstrate that more than 47 percent of female veterans reported symptoms of insomnia that resulted in functional impairment. Of this sample group, less…

Sleepwalking: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

On March 28, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Sleepwalking (somnambulism) is a type of parasomnia, an abnormal disruptive behavior that occurs during sleep. Most commonly seen in children ages 3-8 years old, sleepwalking is hereditary and typically resolves spontaneously during adolescence. Sleepwalkers may jump out of bed, walk around or even act out different activities,…