Sleep Disorder Information Center
Laughing During Sleep in medical terms is called Hypnogely is quite a common finding especially in infants and is a benign condition which does not require any attention. Majority of cases of laughing when sleeping is due to dreaming during REM sleep. There have been a few cases where laughing when sleeping have been associated with certain sleep abnormalities and in extremely rare cases certain neurological disorders cause laughing when sleeping. This article highlights some of the reasons as to why people laugh in their sleep
Yes, sleep deprivation can cause hallucination. Weakened immune system, increase in body weight, variation in blood pressure, respiratory disorders, fluctuation in production of hormones, depression and even hallucinations are some of the bad effects of lack of sleep.
During sleeping, some people produce sound from the throat. This is called snoring and is commonly found in many people. This article discusses snoring and whether it is a disease. Knowing about the causes and complications of snoring can help. Here we also discuss how snoring can be managed.
Yes, someone with narcolepsy can have sleep apnea, both at the same time. Read on to know more.
It has been found that people with narcolepsy have increased mortality as compared to the normal population. Read on to know more.
Misdiagnosis and inappropriate resource utilization further add to the challenge of early treatment, resulting in increased total costs associated with narcolepsy. The annual direct medical costs are approximately twice as high in patients with narcolepsy as in controls without this condition. Narcolepsy has no known cure and requires lifelong treatment, which further increases the economic burden. Cataplexy often improves with advancing age. In rare cases, it disappears completely, but in most patients it becomes better controlled (probably after the patient has learned to control his emotions)