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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Parasomnia (Definition)

of sleep disorders, too numerous to describe here. Wikipedia actually has a fair description of each: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasomnia If you think you have one of these, consult with your MD first and ...Read more


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How are sleep disturbance problems corrected?

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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How common are sleep apnea school problems?

How common are sleep apnea school problems?

Fairly: Snoring used to just be "a thing" but we're realizing it's a bigger deal. When kids are having restless sleep, mouth breathing, bad snoring, and waking at night, it can affect deep and rem sleep. Not achieving these can affect concentration, memory and alertness during the day. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read more

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Are night terrors linked to endocrine problem?

Are night terrors linked to endocrine problem?

No.: Children that have endocrine problems may have night terrors, but there is no known association between night terrors and endocrine problems. Night terrors are a parasomnia, like bed wetting, sleep walking, etc. ...Read more

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Can sleep disorders cause cognitive impairment, flat affect and memory problems?

Can sleep disorders cause cognitive impairment, flat affect and memory problems?

Absolutely: Contact your pcp for referral for a sleep study, or polysomnogram. There are many possible causes of sleep fragmentation, and a disruption in the amount of any state of sleep can cause memory, concentration and mood disruption. In my practice, we deal primarily with obstructive sleep apnea. The patients report your symptoms and fatigue; the bed partners also suffer (from the noise!). Get checked! ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Yes: Most of the times this kids by mistake diagnose with adhd and treat them for that instead of their sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Could years of sleep apnea obstructive cause autonomic dysfunction?

Could years of sleep apnea obstructive cause autonomic dysfunction?

See below: Good question. Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) ; autonomic dysfunction have been studied intently over the recent years. There are direct links surfacing between the two but more indirect links exist via osa ; Insulin resistance. So to answer your question, it's possible, especially if the osa is poorly controlled w/ other comorbidities present exacerbating the situation. Best to keep osa in check! ...Read more

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Our sleep apnea and nocturnal epilepsy related?

Yes and no: Patients who have epilepsy and seizure activity and have obstructive apnea can see an increase in seizure activity if the apnea is untreated. ...Read more

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What are circadian rhythm sleep disorders related to sleep paralysis and nightmares?

What are circadian rhythm sleep disorders related to sleep paralysis and nightmares?

Sleep disorders: Sleep phase disorders may need to be diagnosed via sleep study and usually require really expert coaching to correct. Nightmares and often also sleep paralysis can easily be addressed with my No More Nightmares training. Please contact me if you request further details. ...Read more

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Could somatization disorder create memory problems?

Could somatization disorder create memory problems?

It is theoretically: Possible for somatization disorder to create functional memory problems. If the focus of concern or attention is the brain or memory one can begin feeling like there is something wrong there. Please consult your doc to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can paranoia cause sleep apnea.

Can paranoia cause sleep apnea.

Not a cause: Paranoia does not cause sleep apnea. Medicines that are used to control paranoia may cause or aggravate sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is associated with hypertension, obesity, upper airway narrowing and pulmonary hypertension and is a very common problem. ...Read more

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Can vocal cord dysfunction be related to obstructive sleep apnea or sleep disturbances?

Can vocal cord dysfunction be related to obstructive sleep apnea or sleep disturbances?

Yes: If gerd is part of the picture, the stomach contents can cause vocal cord dysfunction. You need to be treated for the sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Can an autonomic disorder cause sleep apnea?

Can an autonomic disorder cause sleep apnea?

Certainly: 'obstructive' sleep apnea is due to anatiomical causes. The tongue, soft palate and the tonsils can block the airway during sleep. An intraoral appliance constructed by a trained dentist can alleviate this problem. ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

Does Ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

Yes: Though zolpidem (ambien) is primarily used for insomnia it can have other effects on sleep including sleepwalking. Discuss with your doctor if you have concerns. There are many alternatives. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause problems with sleeping?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia. Hypothyroidism can cause fatigue and daytime sleepiness. The real question is whether your thyroid condition is affecting your sleep as there are many factors which can goof up sleep. A sleep specialist could help sort that out. ...Read more

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Does obstructive sleep apnea usually cause many symptoms?

Does obstructive sleep apnea usually cause many symptoms?

Not necessarily: The number one daytime symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is sleepiness. Turns out that only about 20% of osa patients complain of sleepiness. Thus, the majoriy of osa patients may not subjectively perceive daytime symptoms. Overall, osa may be a sneaky creature which makes it imperative to actively seek for symptoms/predisposing factors. ...Read more

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