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Sleep disorders Specialists in Philippines

Hospitals and medical centers in Philippines who have Sleep disordersspecialists.

World Citi Med

A tertiary hospital offers a wide range of medical services. It has the first and only medical hotel in the Philippines, and serves local and international patients alike.

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Sleep disorders is available at World Citi Med

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About Sleep disorders

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What is a sleep disorder?

This is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns. It is also known as somnipathy. Severe sleep disorders can interfere with the normal mental, physical, emotional and social functioning of a person.

Common sleep disorders include:

  • Insomnia disorder (primary insomnia): This is a chronic difficulty in falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep
  • Catathrenia: This is nocturnal groaning during prolonged exhalation.
  • Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD): This is the inability to wake up or fall asleep at socially acceptable times.
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS): This is an irresistible urge to move legs.
  • Idiopathic hypersomnia: This is a primary, neurologic cause of long-sleeping
  • Bruxism: This is a condition where a person involuntarily grinds or clenches the teeth while sleeping.
  • Kleine–Levin syndrome: This is a rare disorder characterized by cognitive or mood changes or persistent episodic hypersomnia
  • Narcolepsy: This is a condition where you fall asleep spontaneously but unwillingly at inappropriate times.
  • Hypopnea syndrome: This is the abnormally slow respiratory rate or shallow breathing while sleeping.
  • Sleepwalking: This is the engaging in activities normally associated with wakefulness that may include walking, without the conscious knowledge of doing so
  • Night terror: This is a sleep terror disorder whereby you abruptly awaken from sleep with behavior consistent with terror.
  • Nocturia: This is a frequent need to get up and urinate at night.
  • Sleep paralysis: This is characterized by temporary paralysis of the body shortly before or after sleep.
  • Parasomnias: This is the disruptive sleep-related events which involve inappropriate actions during sleep such as night terrors, sleepwalking, and catathrenia.
  • Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD): This is the sudden involuntary movement of arms and/or legs during sleep such as kicking the legs.
  • Sleep apnea: This is the obstruction of the airway during sleep, which causes lack of sufficient deep sleep and is often accompanied by snoring.
  • Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD): This is the acting out of violent or dramatic dreams while in REM sleep, sometimes injuring bed partner or self
  • Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD): This is a situational circadian rhythm sleep disorder
  • Somniphobia: This is a fear or dread of falling asleep.

Types of sleep disorders
  • Dyssomnias: These include a wide category of sleep disorders characterized by either insomnia or hypersomnia. 
  • Parasomnias: This is a category of sleep disorders which involve abnormal as well as unnatural movements, emotions, behaviors, perceptions and dreams with regard to sleep.
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders: This includes delayed sleep phase disorder, non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder and advanced sleep phase disorder.
  • Sleeping sickness: This is a parasitic disease transmitted by the tsetse fly.
  • Medical or psychiatric conditions that may produce sleep disorders such as mood disorders, alcoholism, and psychosis.

Signs and symptoms of sleep disorders
  • Difficulty staying awake while sitting still, reading or watching television
  • Feeling irritable or sleepy during the day
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Having trouble controlling emotions
  • Falling asleep or feeling fatigued when driving
  • Reacting slowly
  • Requiring caffeinated beverages to keep awake
  • Feeling like taking a nap almost everyday
  • What is the treatment for sleep disorders?
  • Behavioral and psychotherapeutic treatment
  • Rehabilitation and management
  • Medication
  • Other somatic treatment

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