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Many causes: Jerking movements occurring as one is falling asleep are called hypnic jerks and are normal. Jerks during sleep may be periodic limb movements if they are repetitive, brief, and occur in series. If they cause poor sleep or daytime sleepiness, they can be treated, but they often occur in normal subjects. Jerks may occur with sleep apnea , parasomnias (abnormal sleep behavior), and seizures. ...Read more
By definitiion: By definition rem's are rapid eye movements that cause muscle twitching of the eye muscles. Our brain is a wonderful and largely misuderstood organ. It is capable of deactivating our body during dreams such that although we are imaging running in our sleep, our legs don not actually move but may twitch. If you have a pet, this is easily visible while they sleep. ...Read more
Yes, sleep apnea: Have your friend check the epworth sleepiness scale http://www.Stanford.Edu/~dement/epworth.Html sleep tests can be performed in a sleep lab or with ambulatory sleep monitors which measure oxygen level, respiratory effort and nasal airflow. If airflow is decreased or is blocked by throat closure more than 5 times/hour, he has sleep apnea and can be treated with CPAP -continuous + airway pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's normal: You are a young man in the prime of your sexuality. Unless you voluntarily have ejaculations with a partner or by yourself often, you are going to have nocturnal emissions. They're natural, normal, good for you, and if anybody has told you otherwise, they had either been deceived or were deceiving you for some dark purpose. Talk with a man you trust -- maybe even dad or your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can't tell: It would be difficult to say without conducting a full clinical interview and then possibly having to do a full overnight polysomnogram. Please discuss this with your family doctor or sleep physician and they will make arrangements to come up with the proper diagnosis for you. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 yr old had sleep study that showed decreased REM sleep &frequent wakings &arousals (7.5 per/hr).She also snores, sleep talks &walks, wets bed.Causes?
Sleep disorder: Although there is an entity called central sleep apnea (central nervous system, brain) the most common cause of a sleep disorder in a 4 year old is hypertrophy (enlargement) of the tonsils and adenoids. Removal of these structures in the upper airway almost always results in a cure of these symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?
Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?
You may suffer from: Upper airway resistance syndrom, most of the time this diagnosis is missed by sleep studies. Have them compare your rdi to ahi if it is almost double, you have issue, even though your ahi is very low and your oxygen saturation is above 90%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constant fatigue for 8-10 yrs, never wake feeling rested regardless of #hrs of sleep, alcohol, or caffeine; go to sleep fast, stay asleep, hard sleeper, dream a lot every night, normal sleep study '08?
See a sleep dr: What does a 'normal' sleep study mean. To some that means 'no apnea' which is not the only finding to be gained. What was the quality like, what were the latencies of sleep and rem and were there parasomnia. Sometimes it is not a problem that can be identified based on a sleep study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: Both are serious conditions, manageable with treatment, and serious if neglected. The severity varies in every particular case, the classification is not intended to determine which one is milder, they just have different ways to treat them. In general, treatment compliance is an important factor that affects treatment outcomes of both. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers