In sleep moaning, sleep groaning, or catathrenia, one moans, groans, or makes strange vocalizations while fast asleep. Sleep moaning happens exclusively as one exhales, and can coexist with other sleep disorders like sleep talking and obstructive sleep apnea. Here, we discuss the likely causes, main symptoms, and most effective treatment options for sleep moaning.
In sleep talking or somniloquy, one begins to talk while in deep sleep. While common in both children and adults, chronic sleep talking is rare and can be an indication of an underlying psychological or physiological condition. In this article, we share the causes, symptoms, and effective treatment methods for sleep talking.
Sleep walking or somnambulism causes one to walk, talk, and perform activities in one’s daily routine, all while unconscious and in deep sleep. It commonly occurs in young children and adolescents and can indicate other physiological or psychological conditions. Here, we explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for sleep walking.
In sleep rhythmic movement disorder (SRMD), you repeatedly roll and bang your head back and forth, either while asleep or just as you are about to sleep. SRMD is a sleep disorder most commonly observed in infants and young children, with episodes lasting up to 15 minutes. This article discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment for SRMD.
Periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS) is a sleep disorder that makes you forcefully jerk your limbs, just as you are drifting out of consciousness, many times throughout the night. PLMS can cause poor sleep quality for you and your partner. Here, we explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for periodic limb movements of sleep.
In rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD), you physically enact your dream, making vigorous movements and loud sounds in your sleep. RBD episodes involve dreams where you are being chased or attacked and have to defend yourself. This article tackles the causes, symptoms, and treatment of rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder.
Somniphobia or sleep phobia is a rare condition that prevents one from getting ample sleep because they have developed a fear of falling asleep. This sleep disorder occurs most often in children recovering from trauma or a stressful experience. Here, we cover the causes, symptoms, and best treatment for sleep phobia.
Sleep paralysis occurs when your body has activated “sleep mode,” but your mind has remained fully awake. While most people experience this only a few times in their lives, those with underlying mental health issues can have persistent sleep paralysis episodes. This article covers the causes, signs, and treatment options for sleep paralysis.
Night terrors occur when one gets gripped by intense fear and panic while in the first few hours of falling asleep. Often triggered by a bad dream, night terror episodes cause one to flail and scream in bed while unconscious. Here, we consider the causes, symptoms, and best treatment for night terrors.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by short but repeated pauses in one’s breathing during sleep. The most common type, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is typically accompanied by snoring and occurs because of upper airway blockage in the patient. This article tackles the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for sleep apnea.