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How to Diagnose Sleep Disorders : Restless Leg Syndrome

How to Diagnose Sleep Disorders : Restless Leg Syndrome

You may have heard more recently, due to increased pharmaceutical advertising and other increased mentions of the media, of something called restless leg syndrome. Restless leg syndrome is characterized by burning, tingling or painful sensations in the legs that occur mostly at night and especially when a person is at a state of inactivity and …

How to Diagnose Sleep Disorders : Sleep Walking

How to Diagnose Sleep Disorders : Sleep Walking

Because sleepwalking is the most common parasomnia that a person will encounter in day-to-day or night-to-night life, as you may say, I wanted to give just a few tips on how to deal with a child or an adult who is sleepwalking. There’s a common misconception of a person walking with their arms straight out …

How to Diagnose Sleep Disorders : Insomnia

How to Diagnose Sleep Disorders : Insomnia

The term insomnia comes from the Greek, literally meaning lack of sleep or no sleep. When people think of a sleep disorder, I think insomnia commonly pops into the head. Most people at some point in their lives experience a mild case of insomnia, that comes and goes, sometimes in response to stress, grief or …

How to Diagnose Sleep Disorders : Drowsy Driving

How to Diagnose Sleep Disorders : Drowsy Driving

One of the most profound lessons that I’ve learned, in my time in working in sleep disorders, is the lesson of drowsy driving and how dangerous it is to operate a vehicle while you are under the influence of lack of sleep. Most people don’t think about drowsy driving the way they would think about …