Sleep disorders - La clinique du sommeil

NORMAL SLEEP IN ADULTS

Sleep is not an interruption of business, this is another form of business organization especially connected to our brains! 

We define sleep as a normal physiological state characterized by periodic and the suspension of alertness, muscular relaxation, slowing heart rate and breathing and dreaming of (dreams). 

  • During a night's sleep, it is very organized and structured!
  • Light sleep (Stages 1 & 2).
  • Slow wave sleep or deep (Stages 3 & 4).
  • REM sleep or stage of dreams (REM).
  • Cycles of 1: 30 pm to 2 hours.

Hypnogram

A hypnogram is a graph in which one can visualize the cycles and stages of sleep following a night of recording! 

It can be noted on the diagram, stages that are in a cycle. These cycles last about 1:30 to 2:00 each. We have four to five cycles per night! 

Deep sleep (stages 3 and 4) wants to be more abundant early in the night. But before morning, this is REM sleep or REM stage (Stage of Dreams) that deviate predominant! 

When we say more rest early in the night, it's because of the abundance of deep sleep! REM sleep promotes physical recovery! 

We dream more in late night, it is these dreams that we remember most often just before waking for the day! Dreams promote cognitive development, memory, intelligence! 

However, while sleep is favorable.

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Obstructive sleep apnea

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The obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder that occurs during sleep and can be life threatening. The term simply refers apnea and obstructive respiratory pause which means there is a blockage in the flow of air.

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Narcolepsia

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Narcolepsy is a rare sleep disorder, but fairly well known because of its symptoms rather dramatic. This syndrome, which tends to persist throughout life, affecting approximately three in 10 000 persons.  

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Restless legs

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It is an unpleasant sensation, still very difficult to describe: tingling or throbbing or pain, always accompanied by a need to move. Two characters are typical: pain occurs preferably in the evening and night it is favored by immobility, and relieved, in part, by the movement.

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Insomnia problems

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Insomnia: Takes more than fifteen minutes to fall asleep. Being awake for periods of fifteen to thirty minutes. Sleeping less than five hours per night. 

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Snoring problem

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Snoring can be a very boring, but it can become a health hazard. Sleeping with a snorer often becomes a nuisance to the person sharing the same bed, preventing sleep.

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