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American Academy of Sleep Medicine – Association for Sleep Clinicians and Researchers

American Academy of Sleep Medicine – Association for Sleep Clinicians and Researchers

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Melatonin for Treatment of Sleep Disorders: Summary of Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 108 Summary Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 108 This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Parasomnias Overview - Sleep Tech Academy Click for Full Size Mind Map Definition Parasomnias are a wide range of sleep disorders. They tend to be abnormal behavior that happen when entering sleep, during sleep, and very often during arousals. Parasomnias are common and often appear with other sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Ecstatic auras, Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, 'Depression' I am desperate to find some feedback from the community about the specific sensations I experience with my temporal lobe epilepsy. Often my my episodes begin with, slight disorientation, which may if unchecked lead to a dreamlike deja vu that once this far progressed often will lead to an ecstatic feeling of calm and ultimate knowledge. I do not know whether to identify these stages all as partial seizures because there is a definite progression. I say "left unchecked" because I absolutely believe that most at least somewhat are under my control. Depending upon how quickly I recognize what is happening and my mental/physical/emotional state I can halt progression.

Sleep Tech Academy - Your #1 Free RPSGT / CPSGT Study Guide Reticular activating system History and Etymology[edit] Moruzzi and Magoun first investigated the neural components regulating the brain’s sleep-wake mechanisms in 1949. Physiologists had proposed that some structure deep within the brain controlled mental wakefulness and alertness.[1] It had been thought that wakefulness depended only on the direct reception of afferent (sensory) stimuli at the cerebral cortex. The direct electrical stimulation of the brain could simulate electrocortical relays. Magoun used this principle to demonstrate, on two separate areas of the brainstem of a cat, how to produce wakefulness from sleep.

Modafinil Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting agent[3] (or eugeroic) that is approved by the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of wakefulness disorders such as narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder,[4][5] and excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea.[6] In English-speaking countries it is sold under the brand names: Alertec (CA), Modavigil (AU, NZ), and Provigil (IE, ZA, UK, US). Medical uses[edit] Approved uses[edit]

International Association for the Sudy of Dreams IASD encourages its members to host regional meetings and co-sponsored events, and IASD will provide logistical and financial support to promote such events. The benefits of regional meetings and co-sponsored events are twofold. First, they help IASD members in a particular geographical region to meet each other, socialize, network, and share their different approaches to dreams. Second, they help to advance the basic mission of IASD, which is to broaden public awareness and appreciation of dreams. Although these are the primary goals, another aim is to generate new funds for IASD’s educational and outreach programs.

Hypnagogia and Hypnopompia Hypnagogia is the imagery, sounds and strange bodily feelings that are felt at “sleep onset.” This is a simplification though, as researchers have noted hypnagogic imagery in the lab at periods of quiet wakefulness as well as stage 1 sleep. Others have correlated hypnagogia with pre-sleep alpha waves and also REM intrusion into sleep onset. Psychophysiology of Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge, Ph.D. Lucid Dreaming Physiologically Verified Although we are not usually explicitly aware of the fact that we are dreaming while we are dreaming, at times a remarkable exception occurs, and we become conscious enough to realize that we are dreaming. "Lucid" dreamers (the term derives from van Eeden, 1913) report being able to freely remember the circumstances of waking life, to think clearly, and to act deliberately upon reflection, all while experiencing a dream world that seems vividly real (Green, 1968; LaBerge, 1985; Gackenbach & LaBerge, 1988).

A Good Night's Sleep Ever since he retired, Edward dreads going to bed at night. He’s afraid that when he turns off his light, he will just lie there with his eyes open and his mind racing. “How can I break this cycle?” he asks. “I’m so tired—I need to get some sleep.” Just like Edward, you want a good night’s rest. Vitamin B12 - Circadian Sleep Disorders Network For links to content on this page, click anywhere on the text below. Click again to remove. Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. These are my personal opinions. You should not use the information on this web page for diagnosing or treating a medical or health condition on your own. All decisions regarding patient care should be made with your healthcare provider.

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