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Unusual Sleep Disorders

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Erin West

on 31 March 2016

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Transcript of Unusual Sleep Disorders

Also called Sleeping beauty syndrome.
Person becomes extremely tired and sleeps most of the day and night, sometimes only waking to eat and go to the bathroom.
Episodes can last days, weeks and even months. Between episodes, the person appears perfectly healthy with normal sleeping patterns.
Klein-Levin Syndrome
Exploding Head Syndrome
Extremely loud explosive noises (gunshots, explosions, or crashing cymbals) in their heads often followed by a flash of light.
Happens when the person is just going to sleep or just waking up.
Normally painless although very upsetting.
Fatal Familial Insomnia
Genetic insomnia that ts worse over time and when person is able to sleep, vivid dreams occur.
sporadic muscle twitching, spasms and twitching. Moves and kicks a lot while sleeping.
Mental functions worsen, coordination is lost. Death happens in 7 to 73 months.
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
When the body doesn't become paralyzed while asleep, letting the person act out their dreams.
Sleep talking, shouting, screaming, hitting or punching.
In some cases murder.
Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome
Most common in Southeast Asian males.
Affected person is said to be screaming, moaning frothing at the mouth. At that moment it is impossible to wake them up and then they die.
Works Cited
Unusual Sleep Disorders
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