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Doctor insights on: Narcolepsy Sleep Disturbance

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Narcolepsy (Definition)

Narcolepsy is a condition characterized by extreme sleepiness every few hours during the day and frequent, unexpected sleep attacks. This sleep disorder is believed to be caused by a decrease in a protein in the brain. There is no cure for narcolepsy, but its ...Read more


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What are the tests for sleep disturbance?

What are the tests for sleep disturbance?

Polysomnogram: A sleep study is called a polysomnogram and it assesses breathing patterns, arousals, oxygenation, stage of sleep and airflow. The most common sleep disturbances can be diagnosed this way. Specialized studies are needed for narcolepsy and insomnia. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is sleep disturbance a sign of something greater?

Please help docs! is sleep disturbance a sign of something greater?

Sleep disturbance: What type of sleep disturbance? Insomnia, nightmares, stopping breathing during sleep, may all be caused by different conditions. More information available from this provider. ...Read more

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What causes sleep disturbance?

What causes sleep disturbance?

A number of things: There could be sleep apnea. You could also have underlying depression as well, which can also disturb sleep. Caffeine may also disturb sleep, as can alcohol. You should definitely see a sleep specialist to go over all of your sleep habits and complaints to chart out a management plan. You may also need a sleep study in a hospital or sleep lab. ...Read more

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How are sleep disturbance problems corrected?

Depends: Depends on the nature of the sleep disturbance...Bets to seek evaluation at a sleep clinic...Most larger hospitals have them. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that are associated with sleep disturbance?

Depends: Sleep disturbances covers a wide range of problems from sleep apnea to insomnia. Most sleep disturbances have excessive fatigue or drowsiness as the primary symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a sleep disturbance? Do you have to wake up or can you sleep through it?

What is a sleep disturbance? Do you have to wake up or can you sleep through it?

Disrupted Sleep: A "sleep disturbance" is anything that disrupts the normal sleep pattern. So, it could be sleep apnea that keeps waking someone's brain up. Or, frequent urination; or insomnia from a number of reasons. Usually, you don't "sleep through" a sleep disturbance because it would not be a disturbance then. ...Read more

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Will oral progesterone pills cause sleep disturbance / insomnia trouble?

Will oral progesterone pills cause sleep disturbance / insomnia trouble?

No: Progesterone is not associated with sleep disturbances or insomnia. It has been used in the past to stimulate ventilation in obese patients, but wasn't really very helpful and it is rarely used for that purpose any more. ...Read more

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Can a lowering of dose from 200mg to 100mg in topiramate cause any momentarty sleep disturbance? And nausea ?

Can a lowering of dose from 200mg to 100mg in topiramate cause any momentarty sleep disturbance? And nausea ?

Definitely, yes: Any abrupt tapering down may create a withdrawal symptoms. Always gradually tapper down topiramate by 25mg every 3-4 days to minimize side effects. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Sleep Disturbance (Definition)

Sleep disturbance is a condition where the sleep patterns ...Read more