Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the nervous system that involves throbbing, pulling, creeping or other unpleasant sensations in the legs and causes an uncontrollable and overwhelming urge to move them. These feelings occur when the person is resting, mostly in the evenings and during sleep, and will usually go away when people […]
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Are you frequently frustrated at how tired you feel in the morning, regardless of how early you went to sleep the night before? Do you have vague memories of waking briefly in the dead of night short of breath. You may be one of the millions of people world wide that suffer from Obstructive Sleep […]
Unless you have actually dealt with someone who is diagnosed with narcolepsy, it is common to think of the disorder as excessive sleepiness during waking hours. Although this is a symptom of narcolepsy daytime sleepiness is not all the disorder entails and can actually be attributed to a number of separate sleep disorders. Narcolepsy is a rare […]
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD)
Last week we talked briefly about a condition known as REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). This is a disorder characterized by a person physically acting out the dreams that they are having, with potentially dangerous results. Often when someone begins to show symptoms of this disorder they simply write it off as sleepwalking but there […]