Sleep Terrors in Children – Info from a Phoenix sleep clinic

Sleep terrors, also called night terrors, are a type of sleep disorder most commonly afflicting children between the ages of 4-12. Sleep terrors are much more than a simple nightmare. They typically last 15 minutes and include flailing and screaming episodes while the child is asleep.
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An Overview of Parasomnia from an AZ Sleep Lab

What is Parasomnia? A parasomnia is a type of sleep disorder that arouses or partially awakens the individual from REM sleep. Parasomnia sleep disorders include night terrors, sleep walking, sleep paralysis and more. These disruptive sleep disorders can affect men, women and children
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Narcolepsy – From Symptoms to Causes

A chronic sleep disorder characterized by daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks and onset of sleep is known as narcolepsy.  The condition can be serious and cause disruption in one’s daily routine, as well as provide problems with safety and the security of the affected individual.  P
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Overview of Snoring in Children from a Phoenix Sleep Lab

Snoring in Children The majority of children snore on occasion, with approximately ten percent of children snoring every night. Snoring is caused when the child’s airway is blocked causing a vibration in the tissue located in the back of the throat. The noise level is affected by the
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How Sleep Fuels the Body and the Impact of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep is a time set aside that the body and mind relaxes and recuperates from daily activities.  While a person sleeps important hormonal changes occur that help the body function, heal and rejuvenate. In a recent study conducted at Stanford University, it was shown that athletes who
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An Overview of Sleep Apnea and Treatment with CPAP

CPAP and Sleep Apnea CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure and is a treatment device that is used for patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea.  The device is a mask-type machine that fills the air passages with a continuous air stream that works to keep air passage
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