Sleep & Wake Disorders Articles

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  • Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
    Restless Legs Syndrome is a neurological sleep disorder characterized by a desire to move the legs or arms, usually associated with uncomfortable sensations typically described ...
  • Symptoms of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behavior Disorder
    Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder is characterized by repeatedly waking up after REM sleep, which may include vocalizations or complex motor behaviors. The "complex motor behaviors" are in reaction to events occurring in one's ...
  • Sleepwalking & Sleep Terror (Non-REM Sleep Arousal) Disorder Symptoms
    Non Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Arousal Disorder describes episodes of incomplete awakening from sleep and can involve either sleepwalking or night terrors. Sleepwalking: rising from bed during sleep and walking about, usually occurring during the ...
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorder Symptoms
    A persistent or recurrent pattern of sleep disruption leading to excessive sleepiness or insomnia that is due to a mismatch between the sleep-wake schedule required by a person's environment and his or her circadian sleep-wake ...
  • Sleep Terror Symptoms
    Sleep terror disorder is also known as night terrors. Sleep terror is characterized by the following symptoms that a professional looks for when making a diagnosis for this condition: Recurrent episodes of abrupt awakening from sleep, ...
  • Insomnia Disorder Symptoms
    The predominant complaint is difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or nonrestorative sleep, occurring at least 3 nights per week for at least 3 months despite adequate opportunity for sleep. The sleep disturbance (or associated daytime fatigue) ...
  • Hypersomnolence (hypersomnia) Symptoms
    Hypersomnia (termed hypersomnolence in DSM-5) is characterized by recurrent episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness or prolonged nighttime sleep. Different from feeling tired due to lack of or interrupted sleep ...
  • Narcolepsy Symptoms
    The essential features of sleepiness in narcolepsy is irresistible attacks of refreshing sleep that occur almost daily (at least 3x per week) over at least 3 months. Narcolepsy generally produces cataplexy, which most commonly presents ...
  • Nightmare Disorder Symptoms
    Repeated awakenings from the major sleep period or naps with detailed recall of extended and extremely frightening dreams, usually involving threats to survival, security, or self-esteem. The awakenings generally occur during the second half of the ...