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Glossary for Acute sleeping problems in the elderly

Medical terms related to Acute sleeping problems in the elderly or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acute sleepiness: Sudden onset of increased feeling of sleepiness.
  • Acute sleepiness in adults: Sudden onset of increased feeling of sleepiness in adults.
  • Acute sleeping problems: Sudden onset of problems with the normal sleep pattern.
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Cataplexy: A rare condtion characterized by episodes of severe muscle weakness which can sometimes lead to a complete collapse - it usually occurs in people with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.
  • Central sleep apnea: Central sleep apnea is when the person repeatedly stops breathing during sleep because the brain temporarily stops sending signals to the muscles that control breathing.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A persistent debilitating fatigue of recent onset
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome: A persistent debilitating fatigue of recent onset
  • Delayed sleep-phase syndrome: Delayed sleep phase syndrome is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, a chronic disorder of the timing of sleep, peak period of alertness, core body temperature, hormonal and other daily rhythms relative to societal norms.
  • Depression: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Drowsiness: Excessive tiredness or sleepiness
  • Elderly conditions: Any of the conditions affecting the elderly.
  • Emotional symptoms: Symptoms affecting the emotions.
  • Hypopnea syndrome: Hypopnea Syndrome is a condition in which an individual experiences severe shallow breathing or a slow rate of airflow during sleep.
  • Mixed apnea: Mixed apnea is a combination of central and obstructive apnea and is seen particularly in infants or young children who have abnormal control of breathing.
  • Night terror: Night terror is a parasomnia disorder characterized by extreme terror and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by episodic upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep.
  • Parasomnia: Parasomnia are a category of sleep disorders that involve abnormal and unnatural movements, behaviors, emotions, perceptions, and dreams that occur while falling asleep, sleeping, between sleep stages, or arousal from sleep.
  • Periodic limb movements in sleep: Repeated involuntary leg movements during sleep.
  • Personality symptoms: Symptoms or changes to the personality.
  • Sleep apnea: A condition which is characterized by transient attacks of apnea that usually occur during ones sleep
  • Sleep disorders: Any condition which affects ones sleep
  • Sleep paralysis: The occurrence of paralysis during ones sleep
  • Sleep symptoms: Symptoms affecting sleep patterns.
  • Sleeping problems: Any problems that disturb ones sleep
  • Society problems: Difficulty interacting in society.
  • Trypanosomiasis, east-African: A rare infectious disease caused by a parasite called Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and is transmitted through the bite of an infected Tsetse fly. The infection causes an acute illness with symptoms occurring from days to weeks after infection. Death relatively common, especially in untreated cases.

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