Top 10 Sleep Disorders

1 2

Sleep is one of the most important parts of our everyday lives and for most of us, we consider sleep as one of life’s greatest pleasures. Unfortunately, there are some who don’t find pleasure in sleeping. Here the list of top 10 most bizarre sleep disorders that affect many people today.


1. Sexsomnia


Sexsomnia is a sleep malady that is characterized by sexual acts being committed while asleep. This is considered as a variant of the more common case of sleepwalking. In many instances, individuals who are aware of their problem choose not to seek professional help because of limited understanding of the sleep disorder.


2. Narcolepsy


Narcolepsy is defined as a neurological disorder where an individual dozes off during the most unlikely occasions and at random times. Those who suffer from narcolepsy normally go directly to REM stage as soon as they fall asleep and rarely revert to non-REM stage where one experiences the restful part of their sleep.


3. Somniloquy


Somniloquy is a sleep disorder characterized by talking out loud while asleep. In several cases, the person will talk out loud and go into lengthy speeches and this can occur in episodes while the person is sleeping. The sleep-talking usually occurs as one makes the transition from one period of arousal to another during non-REM sleep.


4. Kleine-Levin Syndrome

Kleine-Levin Syndrome

This rare type of sleep disorder is characterized by the person’s need for abnormal amounts of sleep. In extreme cases, there are those individual who suffer from this kind of sleep disorder who require 20 hours of sleep a day.


5. Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

This sleep disorder is characterized by the sudden cessation of breathing of the person while asleep. This can occur in episodes while the person is sleeping. In most cases, individuals are not aware that they have this problem and it would take a medical specialist to confirm the presence and extent of the sleep disorder.


1 2

About The Author