Glossary

Sleep Disorders Glossary O

Sleep Disorders Glossary - O Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome/Pickwickian Syndrome Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome is a distinctive form of obstructive sleep apnea associated with being overweight, having a large neck, fat buildup around the soft tissues of the neck, and loss of muscle tone with ag ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary O

Sleep Disorders Glossary - O Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome/Pickwickian Syndrome Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome is a distinctive form of obstructive sleep apnea associated with being overweight, having a large neck, fat buildup around the soft tissues of the neck, and loss of muscle tone with ag ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary P And Q

Sleep Disorders Glossary - P And Q Paradoxical Therapy Paradoxical therapy is an effectual therapeutic method to conquering insomnia that asks the insomniac to do the exact opposite of trying to fall asleep. Parasomnia Parasomnia is a broad term used to describe various uncommon disruptive sleep-rel ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary P And Q

Sleep Disorders Glossary - P And Q Paradoxical Therapy Paradoxical therapy is an effectual therapeutic method to conquering insomnia that asks the insomniac to do the exact opposite of trying to fall asleep. Parasomnia Parasomnia is a broad term used to describe various uncommon disruptive sleep-rel ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary L

Sleep Disorders Glossary - L Lark Lark is a person who prefers go to bed early in the evening and rise early in the morning. Lark is also called a morning person or morning lark This tendency becomes more common in the elderly. Laser-assisted Uvulopalatoplasty [LAUP] Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty. Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary L

Sleep Disorders Glossary - L Lark Lark is a person who prefers go to bed early in the evening and rise early in the morning. Lark is also called a morning person or morning lark This tendency becomes more common in the elderly. Laser-assisted Uvulopalatoplasty [LAUP] Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty. Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary T

Sleep Disorders Glossary - T Tachycardia Tachycardia is the rapid heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute in an adult . Teeth Grinding /Bruxism Teeth grinding is the term that refers to an incessant grinding and clenching of the teeth. Teeth grinding usually occur during sleep. It is a ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary T

Sleep Disorders Glossary - T Tachycardia Tachycardia is the rapid heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute in an adult . Teeth Grinding /Bruxism Teeth grinding is the term that refers to an incessant grinding and clenching of the teeth. Teeth grinding usually occur during sleep. It is a ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary B

Sleep Disorders Glossary - B Basic Sleep Cycle See Sleep Cycle. Bedtime Bedtime is defined as the time when one attempts to fall asleep or the time at which one goes to bed. Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines are the central nervous system (CNS) depressants. They work by slowing down the activity of th ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary B

Sleep Disorders Glossary - B Basic Sleep Cycle See Sleep Cycle. Bedtime Bedtime is defined as the time when one attempts to fall asleep or the time at which one goes to bed. Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines are the central nervous system (CNS) depressants. They work by slowing down the activity of th ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary M

Sleep Disorders Glossary - M Macroglossia Macroglossia is a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome . Maintenance Of Wakefulness Test/MWT Maintenance of wakefulness test - also called MWT, a test that consists of four 20-minute trials a ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary M

Sleep Disorders Glossary - M Macroglossia Macroglossia is a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome . Maintenance Of Wakefulness Test/MWT Maintenance of wakefulness test - also called MWT, a test that consists of four 20-minute trials a ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary C

Sleep Disorders Glossary - C Cardiac Arrest Cardiac Arrest is sudden cessation of heartbeat and cardiac function, resulting in the loss of effective circulation. Cardiovascular Cardiovascular is relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels . C ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary C

Sleep Disorders Glossary - C Cardiac Arrest Cardiac Arrest is sudden cessation of heartbeat and cardiac function, resulting in the loss of effective circulation. Cardiovascular Cardiovascular is relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels . C ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary U, V, W AND Z

Sleep Disorders Glossary - U, V, W AND Z Ultradian Rhythm Ultradian rhythm is a periodicity of less than 24 hours. Unattended CPAP Titration Study Unattended CPAP Titration Study is sleep study that is usually performed in the home, after determining that a patient has a sleep related breathing diso ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary U, V, W AND Z

Sleep Disorders Glossary - U, V, W AND Z Ultradian Rhythm Ultradian rhythm is a periodicity of less than 24 hours. Unattended CPAP Titration Study Unattended CPAP Titration Study is sleep study that is usually performed in the home, after determining that a patient has a sleep related breathing diso ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary N

Sleep Disorders Glossary - N Nap Nap is to sleep for a brief period, often during the day . Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a chronic (long lasting) disease of the brain (central nervous system). Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is the main symptom and is present in 100% of patients with narcolepsy. Narc ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary N

Sleep Disorders Glossary - N Nap Nap is to sleep for a brief period, often during the day . Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a chronic (long lasting) disease of the brain (central nervous system). Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is the main symptom and is present in 100% of patients with narcolepsy. Narc ... Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary R

Sleep Disorders Glossary - R Radio Frequency Radio Frequency - Electromagnetic radiation in the frequency range 3 kilohertz (kHz) to 300 gigahertz (GHz). It is generally considered to include microwaves and radio waves. These are range of electromagnetic waves with a frequency or wavelength suitable. Continue Reading

Sleep Disorders Glossary R

Sleep Disorders Glossary - R Radio Frequency Radio Frequency - Electromagnetic radiation in the frequency range 3 kilohertz (kHz) to 300 gigahertz (GHz). It is generally considered to include microwaves and radio waves. These are range of electromagnetic waves with a frequency or wavelength suitable. Continue Reading