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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A particular devastating attack is denial of sleep attack (DS attack).
A sleep attack is described as "an event of overwhelming sleepiness that occurs without warning or with a prodrome that is sufficiently short or overpowered to prevent the patient from taking appropriate protective measure".
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.
He felt the aura of an impending, uncontrollable sleep attack.
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.
Table 1: Authors' revised sleep history questionnaire (adopted from tenth edition of Kaplan & Sadock synopsis of psychiatry) Yes No (Score 1) (Score 0) 1 Do you feel sleepy or have sleep attacks during the day?
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.
Narcolepsy is a condition characterized by sudden sleep attacks during the day.