Bizarre Sleep Disorders

We’ve all ensured a stressful night’s sleep, we toss, turn, drool, grunt, mumble and snore ourselves to sleep.

For others however, it isn’t so straight forward, as some unlucky people endure some pretty bizarre sleeping patterns or disorders.

Narcolepsy

One of the most well-known sleeping disorders, but equally as bizarre.

This is a neurological condition which causes the recipient to fall asleep at any given time. As a result of this, they cannot stay awake for extended periods of time, causing their sleep pattern to be hugely affected.

Thought to be autoimmune, but could also be genetic.

Kleine-Levin syndrome

This is a condition which causes the sufferer to require extended periods of sleep, in some cases, up to 20 hours per day.

This can cause an excessive food intake, but at least now you have an excuse for that extra portion!

Unfortunately, the condition is hard to keep under control, and although medication can be taken, it does little in way of a cure.

Somniloquy (sleep talking)

This is really common occurrence and something that many of us can relate to!

From personal experience, I’ve found this condition to be extremely funny, but also quite embarrassing.

When it occurs during REM sleep, the words said within a dream are usually the ones that are spoken out loud.

There is only one way to stop this, ‘simply’ wear a mouth guard at bed time.

Bruxism

This is a condition when someone will grind or clench their teeth when asleep. This is extremely common and there are reportedly 40 million sufferers in the United States.

This can cause serious damage to the teeth and gums, and also headaches and facial pain.

Although there is no cure, doctors suggest mouth guards or Botox to prevent it.

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