sleeping disorders

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a condition characterized by an extreme tendency to fall asleep whenever in relaxing surroundings.


  1. affects an estimated 1 in every 2,000 people in the United States. That’s 200,000 Americans, and approximately 3 million worldwide.
  2. only 25% people who have narcolepsy have been diagnosed and are receiving treatment.
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A very short but creative introduction to Narcolepsy

Did you know that there is a disorder called "restless legs syndrome?"

  1. 7% of the population suffers from symptoms such as creepy-crawly feelings in their legs that interrupt sleep.
itching, tingling, pulling, crawling, or cramping. These can cause a strong urge to get up and walk around, but people are always in control of their movements


  1. itching
  2. tingling
  3. pulling
  4. crawling
  5. cramping maybe symptoms of this syndrome

here is a video ...

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway.


  • Excessive daytime sleepiness.
  • Loud snoring.
  • Observed episodes of breathing cessation during sleep.
  • Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath.
  • Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat.
  • Awakening with chest pain.
  • Morning headache.


  • ■ Approximately 42 million American adults have SDB1
  • ■ 1 in 5 adults has mild OSA2
  • ■ 1 in 15 has moderate to severe OSA2
  • ■ 9% of middle-aged women and 25% of middle-aged men suffer from OSA3
  • ■ Prevalence similar to asthma (20 million) and diabetes (23.6 million) of US population
  • ■ 75% of severe cases remain undiagnosed
Obstructive Sleep Apnea


characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep
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  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Awakening during the night
  • Awakening too early
  • Not feeling well rested after a night's sleep
  • Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
  • Irritability, depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering
  • Increased errors or accidents


  • People today sleep 20% less than they did 100 years ago.
  • More than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia.
  • One in three people suffer from some form of insomnia during their lifetime.
  • More than half of Americans lose sleep due to stress and/or anxiety.
  • Between 40% and 60% of people over the age of 60 suffer from insomnia.
Insomnia Animation Video

jet lag

A sleep disorder that can affect those who travel quickly across multiple time zones.


travel fatigue

confusion of time


  • Nearly 93% of all travellers will experience jet lag at some point.
Toddler Lauren and funny jet leg