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Sleeping Disorders

Insomnia, Narcolepsy, and Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS) Symptoms

Sleeping disorders can prevent a student from having a successful academic life, due to their symptoms, which are:


Insomnia

  • difficulties falling and staying asleep
  • constantly waking up early in the morning or late at night

Narcolepsy

  • temporary muscle weakness
  • drowsiness every 3 or 4 hours that usually end in short naps

Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS)

  • 'episode' can occur between 2-12 times a year
  • can last a few days or up to several months
  • patient usually have no recollection of what happened after an episode
  • patients spend between 12-24 hours asleep throughout the day
  • show signs of confusion, poor concentration, memory problems, and childish or slurred speech
  • may experience auditory or visual hallucinations

Analysis

Insomnia
  • Students with this disorder won't be able to get enough rest, so they will not be able to function properly at school the next day,

Narcolepsy

  • Students will have trouble staying awake for 8 hours at school without wanting to randomly fall asleep.

Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS)

  • Students living with KLS are not in the right mind to be learning anything because they will forget what happened after an episode occurs.

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