sleep attack

sleep attack

Narcoleptic attack Sleep disorders A sine qua non feature of narcolepsy, consisting of an episode of irresistible sleep, which may occur at any time, but most commonly during boring or monotonous activities–eg, during lectures, driving a car, or watching TV, but also during emotional and physical exertion–eg, coitus, phone conversations
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The classic sleep attack is an irresistible desire to fall asleep in inappropriate circumstances and at inappropriate places (e.
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale was used to survey 638 patients with the disease; 51% reported excessive daytime sleepiness, and 4% of the patients who drove reported at least one episode of a sleep attack since their diagnosis.
For example, cataplexy may be seen without necessarily having a sleep attack, and sleep attacks do not necessarily include an episode of cataplexy.
EDS contributed 25% of the model variance, while cataplexy contributed 10%, sleep attack about 2%, sleep onset paralysis about 2% and hypnagogic hallucinations about 1%.
She says the debilitating condition - which causes her to suer sleep attacks, night terrors and cataplexy where she collapses due to muscle weakness - has stopped her living a normal life.
Narcolepsy, a malfunction of the sleep/wake regulating system which causes sleep attacks and paralysis.
Of these symptoms, cataplexy and sleep attacks take longer to resolve.
They can also cause increased sleepiness and sudden sleep attacks, which can be quite disruptive and dangerous," he added.
Two years ago, one of her children was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks.
compulsive gambling, shopping, hypersexuality), sudden sleep attacks - last longer than - onset 90-120 minutes levodopa - less augmentation - slow dose titration is than with levodopa, important if augmentation occurs, intensity of augmentation - if augmentation - requires dose develops with one adjustment for CKD agent, it may not (pramipexole).
Sleep attacks, or the sudden onset of sleep without prodroma, are primarily described in narcolepsy.
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have identified a gene associated with narcolepsy, a disorder that causes disabling daytime sleepiness, sleep attacks, irresistible bouts of sleep that can strike at any time, and disturbed sleep at night.