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)« Previous 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 Next »
Leave a Reply to live22 apk
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.
I needed a payday loan, so I went to Cashback Loans.
Peaceable Tidings Present Basket is a hand delivered reward.
Merely have your recent flowers delivered.
It could also make an exquisite birthday gift for her.
Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you so much, However I am going through issues with your RSS. I don't know the reason why I can't subscribe to it. Is there anybody else having similar RSS issues? Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanx!!
Secondly, it is cheap to guide flowers on-line.
Outstanding quest there. What happened after? Good luck!
Заработок В Интернете На Зарубежных И Отечественных Буксах
Продвижение Сайтов В Яндексе И Google
Цифры Заставляют Задуматься
Заказать Продвижение Бизнес Сайта В ТОП Поисковых Систем
Создание И Продвижение Интернет-магазинов
This price is relevant for unsecured loans only.
Продвижение Сайта В Нескольких Регионах – Полная Инструкция
Продвижение Сайтов В Поисковых Системах
SEO Продвижение Сайтов
SEO-продвижение Сайтов В ТОП Google: Заказать По Выгодной Цене В Новосибирске
Лидер Поиска – Интернет-агентство: Комплексный Интернет-маркетинг
Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through issues with your RSS. I don't know the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanx!!
It's amazing to pay a visit this site and reading the views of all colleagues regarding this article, while I am also zealous of getting familiarity.
I am genuinely happy to read this webpage posts which consists of tons of valuable facts, thanks for providing these data.
Many individuals ask about 1 Hour Payday Loans.
However, they are still lower than payday loans.
I don't know if it's just me or if perhaps everybody else encountering problems with your blog. It seems like some of the text within your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them as well? This could be a issue with my web browser because I've had this happen before. Appreciate it
We provide payday loans for all credit score types.
Usually, brief-time period loans are your greatest bet.
The rule is elevating a furor amongst payday lenders.
My pals flowers were delivered as promised.
Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with Search Engine Optimization? I'm trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm not seeing very good gains. If you know of any please share. Thanks!
Flowers have been as ordered and beautiful.
Our florists are fluent in the language of flowers.
We needed to shock her with birthday flowers.
Nothing beats an armload of roses on Valentine's Day.
My mother beloved the flowers and association.
On-line lenders typically focus on payday loans.
An example of flower is a rose that blooms.
Ship presents to USA by making use of the web.
I ordered the flowers after hours on Saturday.
He departed this life on March 25, 2020 at eight:fifty one a.m.
Hey, you used to write wonderful, but the last few posts have been kinda boring? I miss your super writings. Past few posts are just a little out of track! come on!
Payday loans will not be accessible at our shops.
The flowers actually brightened up the day.
erectile dysfunction and radiation treatment https://pharmaceptica.com/
A surprising association of gorgeous yellow sunflowers.
Meskipun demikian banyak orang mempertanyakan apakah mereka dapat menyalin game PS3 ke hard drive sehingga game asli dapat disimpan di sebuah tempat yang aman. The release of the communications requested in this FOIA will nudge open a door to the inner sanctum of the High Priests of green-think in the EPA, as well as provide much-needed insight into the EPA's operational allies amongst environmental NGOs and associated non-profit advocacy groups. com agen bola sbobet ibcbet casino 338a tangkas togel online indonesia terpercaya.
He departed this life on March 25, 2020 at eight:51 a.m.
Beautiful flowers!What a candy factor to do.
Payday lenders don't do exhausting credit checks.
The recipient was grateful for the gorgeous flowers.
They at all times rave concerning the flower arrangements.
Hello there! This post couldn't be written much better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he'll have a good read. I appreciate you for sharing!
The bouquet was sent as a birthday gift.
This design is wicked! You certainly know how to
keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos,
I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!)
Wonderful job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented
it. Too cool!
He departed this life on March 25, 2020 at eight:51 a.m.
Most of the women love presents with its precise value.
The December birthday flower has a rich history.
Hello to every one, it's truly a good for me to go to see this web site, it contains useful Information.
Creighton also serves as a resource for OPPD customers contemplating the use of alternative energy projects on commercial sites. Republican Congressman Lee Terry of Nebraska has a bill with a great deal of support that would place the responsibility for review and permit with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Seven lease sales that were scheduled to take place after Obama's inauguration have been now canceled entirely: one in the western Gulf, one off the coast of Virginia, and five in Alaskan waters, all with proven reserves.