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Sleep disorders Specialists in Malaysia

Hospitals and medical centers in Malaysia who have Sleep disordersspecialists.

KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital

Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue.

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Sleep disorders is available at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital

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About Sleep disorders

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What is a sleep disorder?

This is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns. It is also known as somnipathy. Severe sleep disorders can interfere with the normal mental, physical, emotional and social functioning of a person.

Common sleep disorders include:

  • Insomnia disorder (primary insomnia): This is a chronic difficulty in falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep
  • Catathrenia: This is nocturnal groaning during prolonged exhalation.
  • Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD): This is the inability to wake up or fall asleep at socially acceptable times.
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS): This is an irresistible urge to move legs.
  • Idiopathic hypersomnia: This is a primary, neurologic cause of long-sleeping
  • Bruxism: This is a condition where a person involuntarily grinds or clenches the teeth while sleeping.
  • Kleine–Levin syndrome: This is a rare disorder characterized by cognitive or mood changes or persistent episodic hypersomnia
  • Narcolepsy: This is a condition where you fall asleep spontaneously but unwillingly at inappropriate times.
  • Hypopnea syndrome: This is the abnormally slow respiratory rate or shallow breathing while sleeping.
  • Sleepwalking: This is the engaging in activities normally associated with wakefulness that may include walking, without the conscious knowledge of doing so
  • Night terror: This is a sleep terror disorder whereby you abruptly awaken from sleep with behavior consistent with terror.
  • Nocturia: This is a frequent need to get up and urinate at night.
  • Sleep paralysis: This is characterized by temporary paralysis of the body shortly before or after sleep.
  • Parasomnias: This is the disruptive sleep-related events which involve inappropriate actions during sleep such as night terrors, sleepwalking, and catathrenia.
  • Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD): This is the sudden involuntary movement of arms and/or legs during sleep such as kicking the legs.
  • Sleep apnea: This is the obstruction of the airway during sleep, which causes lack of sufficient deep sleep and is often accompanied by snoring.
  • Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD): This is the acting out of violent or dramatic dreams while in REM sleep, sometimes injuring bed partner or self
  • Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD): This is a situational circadian rhythm sleep disorder
  • Somniphobia: This is a fear or dread of falling asleep.

Types of sleep disorders
  • Dyssomnias: These include a wide category of sleep disorders characterized by either insomnia or hypersomnia. 
  • Parasomnias: This is a category of sleep disorders which involve abnormal as well as unnatural movements, emotions, behaviors, perceptions and dreams with regard to sleep.
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders: This includes delayed sleep phase disorder, non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder and advanced sleep phase disorder.
  • Sleeping sickness: This is a parasitic disease transmitted by the tsetse fly.
  • Medical or psychiatric conditions that may produce sleep disorders such as mood disorders, alcoholism, and psychosis.

Signs and symptoms of sleep disorders
  • Difficulty staying awake while sitting still, reading or watching television
  • Feeling irritable or sleepy during the day
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Having trouble controlling emotions
  • Falling asleep or feeling fatigued when driving
  • Reacting slowly
  • Requiring caffeinated beverages to keep awake
  • Feeling like taking a nap almost everyday
  • What is the treatment for sleep disorders?
  • Behavioral and psychotherapeutic treatment
  • Rehabilitation and management
  • Medication
  • Other somatic treatment

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