Flashcards in Sleep Dissorders Deck (6)
What does parasomia mean
Means sleeping disorders that are not due to too much sleep or too little but abnormal behaviours /emotions while sleeping for example sleep walking
What is hypersonmia ?
Opposite to insomnia as person feels sleepy a lot of the time finding I hard to stay awake
What does insomnia mean ?
Means inability to fall sleep or person cannot stay asleep which is treated by drugs
What is sleep apnoea ?
Occurs when a person briefly stops Breathing for a few secs during sleep , sometimes this happens 10-100 times over a course of night - body detects coz in blood and prompts person to wake up this can cause hypersomnia
What is night terrors and sleep waking ?
Night terrors- not same as nightmares caused by stress or traumatic accidents Sleep waking- unresponsive to surroundings - usually harmless but can sometimes injure self