Sleep Disorders Terms & Flashcards

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea
It is the most common form of sleep apnea that occurs when the throat muscles relax while sleeping.
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The main types of sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea syndrome.
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Sleep Apnea
A dangerous sleep disorder in which someone stops and starts breathing repeatedly while they are asleep.
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Narcolepsy
A disorder that affects how the brain controls someone's sleep patterns.
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Chronic Insomnia
When someone finds it difficult falling or staying asleep more than a few nights. It can occur for weeks, months or years.
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Acute insomnia
It occurs when someone is finding it difficult falling or staying asleep over a few days.
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The most common sleep disorder, insomnia, comes in two varieties.
Acute insomnia and chronic insomnia.
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Insomnia
It occurs when someone has trouble sleeping, finding it difficult falling asleep or staying asleep for as long as they want.
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Common types of sleep disorders.
Insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, parasomnia.
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Sleep Disorders
A change in sleeping patterns that can affect someone's health in a negative manner.
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A good night's sleep is important for a person's mental and physical health. Insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea and parasomnia are sleep disorders that can take a toll on a person's mood, energy, productivity and their ability to handle everyday stress. Learn more about sleep disorders and how you may be affected by them with these flashcards.

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Sleep Disorders
A change in sleeping patterns that can affect someone's health in a negative manner.
Common types of sleep disorders.
Insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, parasomnia.
Insomnia
It occurs when someone has trouble sleeping, finding it difficult falling asleep or staying asleep for as long as they want.
The most common sleep disorder, insomnia, comes in two varieties.
Acute insomnia and chronic insomnia.
Acute insomnia
It occurs when someone is finding it difficult falling or staying asleep over a few days.
Chronic Insomnia
When someone finds it difficult falling or staying asleep more than a few nights. It can occur for weeks, months or years.
Narcolepsy
A disorder that affects how the brain controls someone's sleep patterns.
Sleep Apnea
A dangerous sleep disorder in which someone stops and starts breathing repeatedly while they are asleep.
The main types of sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea syndrome.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
It is the most common form of sleep apnea that occurs when the throat muscles relax while sleeping.
Central Sleep Apnea
It occurs when the brain does not send the proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
Complex Sleep Apnea
This occurs when someone suffers from both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome-SIDS
It is the sudden, unexplained death of a healthy baby, less than a year old, that occurs during sleep.
Parasomnias
It is the unusual activity that can occur while someone is sleeping.
Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking occurs when someone gets up and walks around while they are still asleep.
Nightmares
Nightmares occur when someone has a troubling dream that is associated with a negative feeling such as fear.
Night terrors
While someone is sleeping, they may start to scream or flail while have a nightmare.
Signs and Symptoms of Insomnia
Some of the symptoms of insomnia may include difficulty sleeping at night, waking up during the night, irritability, depression or anxiety.
Signs and Symptoms of Narcolepsy
Sudden loss of muscle tone, sleep paralysis or hallucinations.
Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Loud snoring, morning headache, dry mouth or sore throat when waking up, or difficulty staying asleep.

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