Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top 10 Strange Sleeping Disorders You Might Have

Top 10 Sleeping Disorders You Might HaveSleeping is a natural process that our body undertakes when the night comes. Through sleeping, our body can rest and relax. But we cannot deny the fact that each and everyone of us are experiencing some sleeping disorders. Even myself, sometimes I wake up after I kicked while I am sleeping. And my parents said to me that one time before, I am walking while asleep. That really felt a little scary.

Now for this top ten article, we are showcasing some of the 10 sleeping disorder that you might have. Have some time to read and check out the 10 listed disorders below. Here are the top 10 sleeping disorders.

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TOP : 10
Disorder : Nocturnal Lagophthalmos
Source : Livestrong
About : Condition that causes people to sleep with their eyes open. Millions worldwide suffer from it without knowing. It leads to dry painful eyes.

Sleeping with the eyes open
Sleeping with the eyes open

TOP : 9
Disorder : REM Behavior Disorder
Source : BBC, CBS
About : Sufferers physically act out their dreams while sleeping. While asleep, they are prone to violent actions like punching, kicking and swearing.

REM Behavior Disorder
REM Behavior Disorder

TOP : 8
Disorder : Exploding Head Syndrome
Source : BBC
About : People hear a loud booming noise in their heads just before they fall asleep. These painless episodes often have no pattern and can take place at any time.

Exploding Head Syndrome
Exploding Head Syndrome

TOP : 7
Disorder : Narcolepsy
Source : BBC, ABC, US National Library of Medicine
About : Leads to excessive sleepiness and abrupt bouts of sleep or "sleep attacks". Thought to affect 1 in 2000 people. There is no known cure.

Narcolepsy sleeping disorder
Narcolepsy sleeping disorder

TOP : 6
Disorder : Sexsomnia
Source : Daily Mail - UK, Daily Telegraph - UK
About : Causes sufferers to engage in sexual acts while asleep. Approximately 75% of "sexsomniacs" are male.


TOP : 5
Disorder : Sleep Paralysis
Source : CBS, Wired Magazine, The Guardian
About : People unable to speak or move when waking up or falling asleep. Often described as a waking nightmare, 50% of people experience it at least once during their lifetime.

Sleep Paralysis
Sleep Paralysis

TOP : 4
Disorder : Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome
Source : The Atlantic, Huffington Post
About : Death caused during sleep when the body mistakenly paralyzes the heart and diaphragm. Particularly common among men of the Hmong ethnic group.

Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome
Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome

TOP : 3
Disorder : Fatal Familial Insomnia
Source : CBS, MSNBC
About : Essentially prevents people from sleeping, leading to mental and physical breakdown. Death can take years. It affects just 40 families worldwide.

Fatal Familial Insomnia
Fatal Familial Insomnia

TOP : 2
Disorder : Homicidal Somnambulism
Source : BBC
About : The act of committing murder while sleepwalking. A rare occurrence, there were only 68 reported cases in history as of 2000.

TOP : 1
Disorder : Kleine-Levin Syndrome
Source : BBC
About : Causes excessive sleeping (up to 22 hours a day) as well as binge eating and hypersexuality when awake. There is no known cause or cure for this disease.

Kleine-Levin Syndrome
Kleine-Levin Syndrome

Data Sources :
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Please be noted that the top 10 that we are including here in our blog are all unofficial rankings unless otherwise noted. Most of the top ten lists are based on Google search results and collected mainly from different blogs and websites around the internet world.

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