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THE SLEEP CLINIC IN PANAMA CITY

Phone: +507-2614250 +507-2617669
Panama City, Panama

COMMON SLEEP DISORDERS

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

During sleep, the patient has involuntary movements of the limbs that fragment their sleep and / or cause fatigue during the day. Usually they are accompanied by unpleasant sensations in the extremities associated with the need to move them for relief.
Usually these inconveniences are experienced in quiet states, especially at night.

Circadian Rhythm Disorder

They occur when there is a recurrent or permanent desynchronization between the patient's sleep schedule and the environment. These desynchronizations include: shifts, jetlag, Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder and Late Sleep Phase Disorder.

Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Loud snoring indicates that the airways are obstructed. Usually snoring is interrupted by apneas (breathing pauses) causing sleep fragmentation. The patient wakes up tired and is sleepy during the day.

Hypersomnias

These are conditions in which patients sleep longer but their unrefreshing sleep is associated with sleepiness during the day.

Parasomnias

These are abnormal or odd types of behavior that occur during sleep and are common in childhood. They include sleepwalking, somniloquy (sleep talking), nightmares and night terrors.

Narcolepsy

This is a neurological disorder in which patients have episodes of uncontrollable sleep, cataplexy (sudden paralysis of muscle tone), vivid hallucinations at sleep onset or upon awakening and sleep paralysis.

Insomnia

The feeling of having inadequate, insufficient or unrefreshing sleep. Patients may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. It is a symptom and may be secondary to medical, psychological or environmental causes.

Insomnia due to incorrect habits

Many sleep problems of children are related to irregular habits or inadequate sleep. Parents should establish regular routines in the hours before sleep and appropriate rituals to help children go to sleep alone.

Sleepwalking, Somniloquy, Night Terrors and Nightmares

Parasomnias are common in childhood, they usually run in families, having a genetic component.

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Children who snore are sleeping in unusual positions and during the day are often restless or hyperactive.

Enuresis (bed wetting):

Common until 6 years old, in older children it may produce anxiety.

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