Patients with delayed sleep phase syndrome are often labeled negatively. Being out of sync with the rest of the world can lead to frustration and depression.
A normally quit, older man who has been happily married for 50 years fights battles in his sleep and awakes to find his wife beaten and bruised. What could be the cause?
Many people may awaken during the night and grab a midnight snack, but patients with sleep-related eating disorders are unaware of their behavior until they find remnants of their meal the next morning.
Insurance carriers are pushing harder for patients to have unattended home sleep studies versus in-lab polysomnograms. But is it the best care for the patient?
Nightmares can occur in response to traumatic events such as death, divorce or after a motor vehicle accident. They are more common in women than men, and are common among those who have abruptly stopped drinking alcohol or in those who use recreational drugs.
An otherwise healthy patient awakes unable to breath or move, with the sensation that someone is in the room with her. Is it a sleep disorder or a psychiatric condition?