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Define "Insomnia", "Sleep apnea"
"Restless Legs Syndrome" and
"Narcolepsy"

Asked by Josna, 12 Jul '09 06:29 pm
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Narcolepsy is a lifelong condition with a peak onset in the second decade of life. Hallmark symptoms of narcolepsy include persistent daytime sleepiness; cataplexy, an abrupt paralysis or paresis of skeletal muscles that usually follows emotional experiences, such as anger, surprise, laughter, or physical exercise; hypnagogic hallucinations; vivid and often frightening dreams that occur shortly after falling asleep; and sleep paralysis, a transient global paralysis of voluntary muscles that also usually occurs shortly after falling asleep and lasts a few seconds to minutes.
In RLS, patients complain of a \"creeping\" sensation in the lower extremities when they recline, and they must often move the affected extremity by stretching, kicking, or walking to relieve symptoms. Most exhibit periodic limb movements during sleep studies. Whereas RLS was originally thought to be rare as an independent disorder in children, an investigation by Sayed and colleagues[7] revealed that of 207 childr ...more
Answered by Lavanya, 13 Jul '09 08:15 pm

 
  
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All anxiety disorders but treatable
Answered by chipchipa, 12 Jul '09 06:31 pm

 
  
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