Many Sleep Disorders Can Involve Sexual Behaviors

Sleep Disorders, Attention Problems Linked

In some cases, the sexual behaviors are not sexsomnia, but occur during waking hours, explained Dr. Carlos H. Schenck, the lead author of the report and a senior staff psychiatrist at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center in Minneapolis. One example is Kleine-Levin syndrome, a rare disorder that causes recurrent bouts of excessive drowsiness and sleep.
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In fact, men with sleep apnea were more than twice as likely and women more than five times as likely to feel hopeless, lose interest in their regular activites and display other signs of clinical depression, reported. Snoring did not seem to be associated with depression. Luckily, the very same treatment for sleep apnea may also ease depression, according to Cleveland Clinic research. Sleep Apnea May Be A Risk Factor For Diabetes There is a growing body of research supporting a link between the presence of sleep apnea and metabolic disorders like diabetes, HuffPost reported in May. Both moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea were found to be predictors of the disease.
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Sleep Disorders In The Military: Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Short Sleep Reported Among Active-Duty Soldiers

Risk and colleagues also studied smaller groups of people with insomnia. “For those with severe insomnia, we found a high prevalence of anxiety, depression, and neuromuscular disease, such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and neurological disorders,” he says. In a small study of six to eight adolescents, Risk found that insomnia was sometimes accompanied by learning disorders, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit disorder. Sleep disorders and other health problems can go hand in hand. “Insomnia can be due to anxiety, depression, learning disorders, and neuromuscular diseases,” says Risk.
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