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Bizarre Sleep Disorders (That Will Keep You Up at Night)

BIZARRE SLEEP DISORDERS That Will kep you Up At ight Did uou know? Women are thought 6 in every 10 Doctors receive There are over to need one hour of Brits are now less than 3 hours of 80 recognized sleep disorders. extra sleep per night compared to men. sleep deprived. formal education on sleep during their last 4 years of medical school. RI.P EXPLODING HEAD SUDDEN UNEXPECTED SYNDROME NOCTURNAL DEATH SYNDROME * Experiencing loud bangs/explosions in your head just before or during sleep. * Despite its name, the phenomenon is usually harmless - although it can be disruptive to sleep. * SUNDS (for short). * The sudden unexpected death of adolescents and adults during sleep. * Affects 43 per 100,000 per year * More common in women than men among young filipinos. * Ultimate cause remains a mystery. and in people over 50. FREE RUNNING DISORDER * Officially known as Non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder (non-24). * Instead of having a 'normal' consistent sleeping pattern, non-24 sufferers have an out-of-order body clock. * Imagine having jet-lag. but permentantly - that's the effect of non-24. * Majority of patients with non-24 are totally blind. INSOMNIA SEXOMNIA * Difficulty falling and staying asleep. * Generally, adults older than 20 need 7 to 9 hours sleep every night - insomniacs may get * Engaging in sexual activities whilst still asleep. * In Britain, it's believed about 4% of adults experience some degree of sexsomina during their lifetime. much less. * The National Institute of Health estimates that 10% of the general population may have * In recent years, sexsomnia has been used as a defence in cases of sexual assault, insomnia. causing much controversy. FATAL FAMILIAL INSOMNIA * Very rare inherited prion disease of the brain. * FFI has no known cure and involves progressively worsening insomnia, which ultimately leads to death. * FFI has affected about 100 worldwide, and has only been found in 40 families. * The average survival span for patients diagnosed with FFI is 18 months. SLEEP PARALYSIS NARCOLEPSY * Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people temporarily experience an inability to move. * Sometimes accompanied by 'awake dreaming' - meaning that whilst paralysed, sufferers also experience vivid 'hallucinations' (dreams). * Used to be considered the work of demons, thought to sleep on the chest of sleepers. * 31,000 in the UK are affected by Narcolepsy. * Causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness and sudden, irresistible bouts of sleep that can strike at any time. * Not to be confused with KLS. * 70% of people with Narcolepsy experience Cataplexy (falling asleep every time you laugh). SLEEPING BEAUTY SYNDROME z2 * Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS). Very rare, occurring at a rate of I in a million. Patients with KLS experience recurring feelings of excessive tiredness and prolonged sleep (hypersomnia), coupled with un-characteristic behavioural changes. * In most cases, patients sleep between 15 - 21 hours a day during episodes. Facebook /MyBedFrames @MyBedFrames

Bizarre Sleep Disorders (That Will Keep You Up at Night)

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