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Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders

Do you have these symptoms?

Hard to fall asleep, snoring, bad dreams, talking in your sleep, restless legs, nocturia, non-refreshing sleep, anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, daytime fatigue and sleepiness, poor concentration, headache, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, impotence.

Don’t forget to evaluate a sleep quality if having more than 2 symptoms!!.

Poor sleep quality can disturb systemic body functions because the body cannot rest as it needs.

Common sleep problems:

- Short-term insomnia
- Long-term Insomnia (more than 3 months)

Sleep Apnea: pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep due to collapsing airways.

Symptoms: snoring, wake up with choking, dry mouth and sore throat,
daytime fatigue and sleepiness, poor concentration, emotionally labile, impotence, nocturia, chronic metabolic syndrome, heart disease, sudden death during sleep(SUDEP)


● Narcolepsy: common symptoms

(1) Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
(2) Wake up but cannot move body
(3) Vivid dreams
(4)Suddenly feels weak and collapses at times of strong emotion such as during laughter, anger, fear.

Unusual behavioral or movement during sleep eg. act out of dream, screaming, excessive leg movement during sleep

Diagnosis: 1. Sleep test which is called Polysomnogram records brain waves, the blood oxygen level, heart rate, breathing, and eye, chin, leg movements during the study.

Diagnosis: 2. ActiWatch

Evaluate sleep pattern, continuously record body movement for a period of 7-14 days.

Niratchada Sap-Anan,MD.
Diploma of Neurology, Epilepsy,
Sleep Disorders

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