1 in 7 suffer from sleep 'drunkenness'
August 25th, 2014
05:51 PM ET

1 in 7 suffer from sleep 'drunkenness'

Have you ever answered the phone in the morning to discover it was actually your alarm clock going off, or had a conversation in the middle of the night and woken up the next day with no recollection of it?

A new study suggests you are not alone. Researchers found many of us have had a similar experience in our lifetime.

The study, out Monday in the journal Neurology, says one in every seven people suffer from sleep "drunkenness" disorder, also called confusional arousal.

Confusional arousal is when a person wakes up and remains in a confused state for a certain period of time before either going back to sleep or fully waking up.

These episodes typically happen, according to the National Institutes of Health, when someone is awakened during non-rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is a deeper sleep period. And they're usually triggered by a forced awakening, like an alarm or phone call.

The study authors had more than 19,000 adults fill out a survey about their sleeping habits. They found 15.2% of the participants experienced one episode of confusional arousal during the past year.

Dr. Maurice Ohayon, lead study author and a sleep expert at Stanford University, was surprised by the substantial percentage. When he looked carefully, he says, he found over half of these participants have "confusional arousal one time or more a week, and that is considerable."

What's even more interesting, says Ohayon, is how long confusional arousal seems to last. While more than one third of the participants who experienced episodes once a week reported they lasted under 5 minutes, 32.3% of people said their episodes lasted between 5 and 15 minutes and 30% of people experienced episodes lasting 15 minutes or more.

If someone is experiencing these episodes, they need to let their doctors know, says Ohayon. An episode can cause violent behavior during sleep, according to the study.

"You can hurt yourself physically, hurt someone (else). You wake up irritable and possibly violent." He compares it to waking up in a hotel room - you don't know where you are or what hour it is, so your reaction or responses to the environment are not adapted.

Ohayon says shift workers, such as doctors or pilots, who nap during work and can be awakened suddenly, should block at least 15 minutes of time for their bodies to truly wake up before, say, taking command of a plane or making life-or-death decisions.

The study found that 84% of those with sleep drunkenness disorder also had another sleep disorder, a mental health disorder or were taking psychotropic drugs such as antidepressants. Less than 1% of the people with sleep drunkenness had no known cause or related condition.

Dr. David Alexander Schulman, director of the sleep lab at Emory University in Atlanta, says having these episodes isn't uncommon. "Fifteen percent sounds shocking," but when you think about it, most of us have had these type experiences.

One of the things that can make confusion arousal worse is sleep deprivation. Schulman says it's well known that American's don't sleep enough. "If you are getting less than 6 hours a night, and you are having confusional arousal, then the first thing you need to do is try getting more sleep," he says.

Schulman was skeptical of the number of participants whose episodes lasted more than 15 minutes. While he says these episodes can be common and often funny, most people don't continue to talk into the phone for 15 minutes when their alarm clock is going off.

"I'd be surprised if the episode lasted more than 15 minutes," he said. "That's one of the struggles with a subjective survey."

soundoff (3,682 Responses)
  1. Lắp Đặt may cham Cong Tại Thanh HóA

    Good day! I could have sworn I've visited this site before but after looking at many of the posts I realized it's new to
    me. Anyways, I'm certainly happy I came across it and I'll be book-marking it and checking back often!

    April 23, 2021 at 23:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Karin Moreno

    I read this article fully about the comparison of most recent and preceding technologies, it's amazing article.

    April 24, 2021 at 00:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Cameron Coley

    After looking over a handful of the articles on your website, I really like your technique of blogging. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my website as well and let me know your opinion.

    April 24, 2021 at 00:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Slavajeare

    Приветсвую Вас!
    Я не буду много рассказывать про разные способы получения дохода с вашего сайта,
    скажу только, что я его проверил и он готов для
    получения пассивного заработка.
    Нужно просто проставить небольшой кусок кода и начать зарабатывать на трафике с вашего сайта.
    Спасибо за то, что дочитали до конца, коллега.
    Вот ваша ссылка на получение инструкции по установке кода.

    April 24, 2021 at 02:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. สมัครเล่นสล็อต betflik

    เว็บหลัก betflik slots เว็บสล็อต และการเล่นสล็อตมือถือยุคใหม่
    เปิดตัวเว็บที่ดีที่สุดปี 2021 ด้วยเทคโนดลยีเติม – ถอน AUTO
    ที่รวบรวมเอาเว็บเล่นสล็อตและคาสิโนออนไลน์ ชั้นนำมาไว้ที่เดียวเพื่อความบรรเทิงของสมาชิก
    แค่สมัครสมาชิก betflik สมัครเปิดยูสเซอร์เดียว ท่านสามารถเข้าเล่นสล็อต เกมยิงปลา และคาสิโน
    33 เกมสล็อตผ่านทางเข้าเล่น สมัครเล่นสล็อต betflik
    ทางเข้าใช้งานได้ไม่ต้องลงโปรแกรม ยกตัวอย่าง
    เช่น PGSlot, JokerGaming, NETENT, PlayStar, PP
    PragmaticPlay, BPG BluePrint


    อีกทั้งยังสามารถเข้าแทงคาสิโนถ่ายทอดสด [บัคคาร่า เสือมังกร และเกมไพ่เดิมพันรูปแบบต่าง จากค่ายดัง เช่น SA Gaming, Sexy Gaming, WM Casino, DG Casino, Sexy Baccarat โดยบริษัทได้รวบรวมทั้งหมดนี้ มาไว้ที่เดียว

    ที่ BETFLIK เรามีระบบฝาก-ถอนออโต้ที่รวดเร็ว ระบบสมาชิกที่ใช้ง่าย และรองรับทุก Platform ไม่ว่าจะเป็น PC, iOS, Android อีกด้วย

    April 24, 2021 at 04:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Slavajeare

    Приветсвую Вас!
    Я не стану много писать про разные способы заработка с вашего ресурса,
    скажу только, что я его проверил и он готов для
    получения лёгких денег.
    Нужно просто проставить небольшой кусок кода и начать зарабатывать на трафике с вашего сайта.
    Спасибо за то, что дочитали до конца, коллега.
    Вот ваша ссылка на получение инструкции по установке кода.

    April 24, 2021 at 06:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Cristina Sellwood

    What i do not understood is in fact how you're no longer actually a lot more well-favored than you may be now. You are so intelligent. You already know therefore considerably on the subject of this matter, made me individually imagine it from a lot of numerous angles. Its like women and men are not fascinated unless it's one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs nice. All the time deal with it up!

    April 24, 2021 at 06:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. tony cam

    I am here to give my testimony about Dr Ose  who helped me in my life, i want to inform the public how i was cured from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) by dr Ose spiritual, i visited different hospital but they gave me list of drugs like Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex which is very expensive to treat the symptoms and never cured me. I was browsing through the Internet searching for remedy on HERPES and i saw comment of people talking about how dr Ose spiritual cured them. when i contacted him he gave me hope and send a Herbal medicine to me that i took and it seriously worked for me, my HERPES result came out negative. I am so happy as i am sharing this testimony. My advice to you all who thinks that their is no cure for herpes that is Not true just contact him and get cure from dr Ose spirirtual healing spell cure of all kinds of sickness you may have.
    Remember delay in treatment leads to death email him @ {oseremenspelltemple@gmail.com} whatsapp  +234813 648 2342 

    April 24, 2021 at 07:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Ingrid Northrup

    Excellent article. I will be facing many of these issues as well..

    April 24, 2021 at 08:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. FbsfEncox

    Urispas https://uspharmus.com/ – Careprost Diamox

    April 24, 2021 at 10:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. tdameritrade077@gmail.com

    I highly recommend TD Ameritrade as the best forex/ Crypto trader, I make as much as $2,500 weekly with $200 in a week.You can contact him if you need help Via whatsapp: (+12166263236)email: tdameritrade077@gmail.com

    April 24, 2021 at 11:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. social media marketing

    Hey very interesting blog!

    My homepage :: social media marketing

    April 24, 2021 at 11:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. MichaelBoype

    Решил показать вам адрес – Роботы пылесосы

    April 24, 2021 at 13:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. how much alprostadil vials

    alprostadil injection online https://alprostadildrugs.com/ how much alprostadil vials cost

    April 24, 2021 at 14:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Brent Henderson

    Good day! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a wonderful job!

    April 24, 2021 at 16:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. LrbsEncox

    cheap viagra levitra cialis cost of levitra at cvs free coupons for levitra

    April 24, 2021 at 17:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Milla Wilkinson

    I'm not sure why but this site is loading incredibly slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I'll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

    April 24, 2021 at 17:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. side effects for vardenafil

    vilitra 60mg vardenafil https://vegavardenafil.com/ generic levitra vardenafil

    April 24, 2021 at 17:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Hallie Shang

    I was excited to uncover this website. I need to to thank you for your time due to this wonderful read!! I definitely really liked every little bit of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to see new stuff in your site.

    April 24, 2021 at 21:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. tadalafil 60 mg for sale

    tadalafil https://elitadalafill.com/ tadalafil daily use

    April 24, 2021 at 23:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Monika Glenny

    Does your blog have a contact page? I'm having a tough time locating it but, I'd like to send you an e-mail. I've got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

    April 25, 2021 at 03:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Marta Flierl

    Hi, I believe your blog could be having web browser compatibility problems. Whenever I look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Apart from that, fantastic site!

    April 25, 2021 at 04:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Tanya Kirton

    Hey there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren't loading properly. I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I've tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

    April 25, 2021 at 06:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Trinidad Macandie

    Hi! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    April 25, 2021 at 06:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. LhdvZisse

    cialis south africa online http://asciled.com/ – generic cialis tadalafil 20mg cialis promise program card

    April 25, 2021 at 07:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. ZaboosSmubs

    В интернет-магазине Adidas находятся в целом самые ходовые кроссы Yeezy Originals. Выбрать и купить женские или мужские кроссовки Адидас сейчас покупатели могут со скидкой. Перед стартом летнего периода огромное количество людей хотят выбрать и получить стильные адики. Почему бы не найти что-то у бренда Adidas?

    На yeezy-russia.ru уже доступно более 50 новых моделей кроссовок для парней и девушек. Как показывает опыт покупателей, кроссовки Adidas Yeezy Boost можно носить длительное время. Их вы сможете носить, если необходимо идти в походы, или просто наслаждаться крутой поездкой на катере.

    Естественно, у такой фирмы как Адидас – много разных популярных моделей, но эта линейка стала просто хитом 2020/2021 года. Во всех кроссовках, которые доступны на ресурсе сервиса, предусмотрена технология циркуляции воздуха.

    Оптимальнее всего заказывать не те кроссы, которые стоят дешевле всего, а те, которые будут служить длительное время. С учётом того, что в эти дни на сайте проходит распродажа на разные модели, надо присмотреться к Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Blue Tint Grey или Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Cloud White Reflective. Такие кроссы стоит одевать летом на работу, или гулять по набережной вашего города. В своём арсенале компания предлагает сегодня Адидас Изи Буст по скидке от 20% до 45%.

    Текстильный материал обеспечивает комфорт, вы сможете энергично заниматься своими делами. Молодые женщины предпочитают ходить по клубам в кроссах, поэтому выбрать кроссы из этой линейки для активного времяпровождения – правильный ход.

    Самые симпатичные кроссовки в 2021 году – это Adidas, так как они качественные и натирают. В них есть возможность хоть целые сутки ехать в транспортном средстве в другую страну. Достаточно курьеров сегодня также выбирают Adidas изи буст, по той причине, что в них можно быстро передвигаться по городу и они надёжные. Такие кроссовки редко рвутся, если их бережно использовать. Эта линейка подходит как для мужчин, так и для женщин, любой клиент сможет выбрать симпатичный вариант для себя на ресурсе.

    Кожаные белые или из тряпки адики есть возможность носить ежедневно. В них не чувствуется запах, а нога не воняет, в чем огромный плюс этой линейки. С учётом того, что в эти дни в сетевом магазине проходят скидки, кроссовки стоят недорого и будут идеальным вариантом на подарок. Получить совет по своему вопросу можно здесь +7(495)748-95-47. Если вы хотите забрать кроссовки на месте, вы можете приехать по адресу г. Москва, Комсомольский проспект, д. 25 к. 1 в рабочие часы.

    April 25, 2021 at 09:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. side effects for vardenafil

    is vardenafil in the va formulary https://vegavardenafil.com/ vardenafil buy

    April 25, 2021 at 11:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Emmett Bonet

    Hi! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to take a look. I'm definitely loving the information. I'm book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Terrific blog and fantastic design and style.

    April 25, 2021 at 12:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Alfredo Montez

    Good day I am so thrilled I found your blog page, I really found you by accident, while I was searching on Bing for something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a remarkable post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time to browse it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

    April 25, 2021 at 12:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Geraldine Macintyre

    Kerasbola Idn Slot Online Deposit Gopay. Taruhan Judi Online24jam Depo Gopay Terdepan dengan jenis game terpopuler. Kalian bisa mendaftar 1 username saja untuk keseluruhan taruhan seperti:
    • Mesinslot
    • Casino Online
    • Live Games
    • Judi Bola
    • Judi Poker
    Melayani Kirim bank Umum 24jam tanpa ada offline. Deposit bisa menggunakan emoney seperti Dana, Ovo, Gopay dan Link Aja.
    Whatsapp: +62 821 7041 7961
    Line: kerasbola88
    Link main: kerasbola1.com

    April 25, 2021 at 13:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Michaelaltem

    Regardless, its because they realised there was money to be produced from the flourishing Pakistani casino industry. There is zero casino at Pakistan yet. Its perfectly legal to own property in casinos but to not operate more than four cards at a time at a live casino also also to only have 2 land cards in a hand in an internet poker game. But how could locate a casino when there wasn't any Pakistani cities with sufficient people to support you? That's where I come in. How do you locate a casino at a nation with no single casino on its own doorstep?
    https://shootercasino.com/pharaoh-casino/ – 우리카지노
    The government of Pakistan has prohibited all online casinos from the nation. Why is this so? Could it be because they do not like their guests spending money on casinos? Could it be because the government is concerned about organised crime running rampant in the nation and the threat that online gaming may bring?
    I have been operating in the slot and casino industry in the UK for the previous ten decades and I have played many offline and online casino games. My occupation as a consultant has given me some insight to how to use this Betting Exchange to generate income and I can tell you that its very simple to make money utilizing the exchange. You can use your charge card to deposit into a"blind" or even non-player account and play against the casino's live gamers, who will have placed their bets prior to you entering the room. Playing on a live casino with real people additionally gives you the chance to utilize a top roller bonus and the opportunity to win big jackpots that you would not be able to accomplish in your home country. Although casinos use different language to predict what's essentially the same thing, I'll use exactly the same terms to describe what it is that you are doing when playing with an internet casino.

    April 25, 2021 at 16:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. IsaacJourf

    базы хрумера 2021

    Вы занимаетесь продвижением сайтов? Тогда вам к нам. Наша группа в телеграмме. У нас вы можете выбрать любую нужную для вашей работы базу для прогонов Xrumer и GSA, allsubmitter по разной ценовой категории.база для хрумера 20 миллионов
    база для хрумера бесплатно

    April 25, 2021 at 16:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. vardenafil 20mg india manufacturer

    vardenafil dosage maximum https://vegavardenafil.com/ vardenafil

    April 25, 2021 at 19:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. IsaacJourf

    база для профилей для хрумера

    Вы занимаетесь продвижением сайтов? Тогда вам к нам. Наша группа в телеграмме. У нас вы можете выбрать любую нужную для вашей работы базу для прогонов Xrumer и GSA, allsubmitter по разной ценовой категории.успешные базы для хрумера
    база wordpress сайтов

    April 25, 2021 at 19:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Eva Steinke

    I have to thank you for the efforts you've put in penning this website. I am hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own site now 😉

    April 25, 2021 at 20:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. LrbsEncox

    levitra reviews by women where to buy levitra cheap how much does generic levitra cost

    April 25, 2021 at 20:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Guadalupe Sison

    I comment when I especially enjoy a post on a website or I have something to contribute to the discussion. Usually it is a result of the sincerness displayed in the article I looked at. And after this article 1 in 7 suffer from sleep 'drunkenness' – The Chart. I was moved enough to drop a commenta response 🙂 I do have some questions for you if you do not mind. Is it simply me or does it appear like a few of the remarks look as if they are written by brain dead folks? 😛 And, if you are posting at other places, I'd like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Would you list every one of all your public pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

    April 25, 2021 at 21:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Jewel Gascoigne

    Hello Dear, are you truly visiting this website daily, if so after that you will absolutely take good experience.

    April 25, 2021 at 22:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Katherin Epstein

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.

    April 25, 2021 at 23:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Matthewsal

    Woodworking projects ideas and DIY

    April 25, 2021 at 23:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Mark Outtrim

    Hi to every body, it's my first pay a visit of this webpage; this webpage includes remarkable and actually excellent data for readers.

    April 25, 2021 at 23:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. kerasbola

    Kerasbola Taruhan Judi Online24jam Depo Pulsa Terdepan dengan permainan terdepan. Semuanya bisa
    dengan memanfaatkan 1 ID saja untuk keseluruhan game seperti:

    • Game Slot
    • Casino Online
    • Live Games
    • Tarujam Sbobet
    • Poker Online
    Menerima Deposit bank Umum 24jam tanpa Henti. Depo bisa memanfaatkan emoney seperti Dana, Ovo, Gopay dan Link Aja.
    Juga menerima pulsa Telkomsel dan juga XL.
    Untuk perihal lebih lanjut kalian bisa menelepon penghubung yang tertera di bawah ini:
    Whatsapp: +855 17 437 282
    Line: kerasbola88
    Link main: agenhoki1.com

    April 26, 2021 at 00:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Marsha Souza

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I'm looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the hang of it!

    April 26, 2021 at 00:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Randell Morshead

    Excellent, what a webpage it is! This website gives useful information to us, keep it up.

    April 26, 2021 at 01:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. levitra generic vardenafil

    cheap vardenafil https://vegavardenafil.com/ where to buy online vardenafil with out prescribed

    April 26, 2021 at 02:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Marguerite Fisher

    A person essentially lend a hand to make severely posts I might state. That is the first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I surprised with the research you made to make this particular submit incredible. Fantastic process!

    April 26, 2021 at 03:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Daniele Brett

    I do trust all the concepts you've introduced to your post. They're very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for beginners. May just you please lengthen them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

    April 26, 2021 at 04:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. instagram beğeni satın al

    Spot on with this write-up, I really think this site needs much more attention. I’ll probably
    be returning to read through more, thanks for the info!

    April 26, 2021 at 04:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Gilberto Inwood

    of course like your web site however you have to take a look at the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very troublesome to inform the truth nevertheless I will definitely come back again.

    April 26, 2021 at 07:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. instagram takipçi satın al

    It’s yes nearly impossible to find experienced people about this topic, hobwever, ytou souand like you knosw what you’re talking
    about! Thanks

    April 26, 2021 at 07:40 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73

Leave a Reply to Tembepteriope


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.