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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

What is obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)? Normally when we are asleep, the muscles in our body relax but our airway stays open, allowing us to breathe normally. However, for some …

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Sleep Talking

Sleep talking (somniloquy pronounced som-nil-o-qee) refers to any utterance made during sleep, from one word to entire sentences. It can be brought on by stress or some illness. It occurs …

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Restless Leg Syndrome

People with RLS complain of an irresistible urge to move their legs while at rest. A person with RLS will experience a vague, uncomfortable feeling while at rest, only relieved …

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Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) and restless leg syndrome (RLS) are distinct disorders, but often occur simultaneously. Both PLMD and RLS are also called (nocturnal) myoclonus, which describes frequent or …

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Insomnia

WHAT IS INSOMNIA? Insomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of one or more of the following: difficulty falling asleep waking up frequently during the …

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Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is not a single disease entity, but rather includes several disorders in which the common abnormality is an absence of ‘signals’ from the brain, to the respiratory …

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