Wiki Number: PW206
Diagnosis: Sleep Paralysis
Sex Ratio: M;F
Age Onset: 25-44 age
Brain Area: low serotonin, hyper-vigilant midbrain, common with narcolepsy
Symptoms: less than 2 minutes of inability to move during waking or falling asleep, although awake, may hallucinate, gain fear
Progression: difficulty breathing, seeing evil, threatening supernatural characters, out-of-body experiences, feels like suffocation
Causes: REM sleep dysfunction, disruption of normal sleep patterns, images arise from within the mind, sleep-apnea
Medications: antidepressants, SSRIs
Therapies: CBT, good sleep habits, relaxation therapy
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- A New and Rare Presentation of Unilateral Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsy in a COVID-19 Patient With No Recent History of Endotracheal Intubationby Swann Tin on October 15, 2021
The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection has classical symptoms of high fevers, diarrhea, cough, and dyspnea; however, there are cases recording more unconventional features. In this case report, we will discuss recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy as a new and unusual presentation of COVID-19. The patient was a 58-year-old African American male with a history of hypertension, type-2 diabetes mellitus, and obstructive sleep apnea presenting with dyspnea, fatigue, and nausea. The patient was...
- Sleep Paralysis among Professional Firefighters and a Possible Association with PTSD-Online Survey-Based Studyby Paulina Wróbel-Knybel on September 28, 2021
The prevalence of sleep paralysis (SP) is estimated at approximately 7.6% of the world's general population. One of the strongest factors in the onset of SP is PTSD, which is often found among professional firefighters. Our study aimed to assess in the professional firefighter population (n = 831) (1) the prevalence of SP, (2) the relationship between SP and PTSD and (3) the relationship between SP and other factors: the severity of the stress felt, individual tendency to feel anxious and...
- Is Sleep Disordered Breathing Confounding Rehabilitation Outcomes in Spinal Cord Injury Research?by Gino S Panza on September 19, 2021
The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance of considering sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) as a potential confounder to rehabilitation research interventions in spinal cord injury (SCI). Sleep disordered breathing is highly prevalent in SCI with increased prevalence in those with higher and more severe lesions, and the gold standard treatment with continuous positive airway pressure remains problematic. Despite the high prevalence, SDB is often untested and untreated in...
- Disrupted nighttime sleep and sleep instability in narcolepsyby Kiran Maski on August 31, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: DNS is a common symptom of narcolepsy deserving consideration in clinical care and future research.