Friday, April 10, 2015

Sleep Drunkenness

Treatment for confusional arousal revolves around treating the individual’s other sleep problems. As those resolve, the symptoms of sleep drunkenness often disappear, as well. This of course leads to the debate about what comes first, the chicken or the egg. Is sleep drunkenness its own condition or is it a symptom of another sleep problem? The study showed association rather than causation. According to lead researcher, Dr. Ohayon, "Many people think these episodes are mundane and without consequences. It is true most of the time. However, it takes only one episode to have disastrous consequences because judgment and spatio-temporal orientation are impaired during an episode.”

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