Restless legs syndrome, a common and little-known disease

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) or Willis-Ekbom disease (WES) is a movement disorder closely linked, but not only, to the sleep period, appearing during periods of rest later in the day (it has a circadian rhythm preferably at night) and causing insomnia secondary to discomfort, often severe. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a very common disease, … Read more

Narcolepsy: the reason for microsleeps and with what symptoms it manifests itself

The term narcolepsy comes from narco (drowsiness) and lepsia (seizure/crisis). It describes a state characterized by episodes of sleep of short duration, occurring in short intervals of time. It is a syndrome of unknown origin and involves REM sleep dysfunction, in that this important phase of sleep appears at the inappropriate time, either at onset … Read more

The importance of getting a good night’s sleep

For centuries, sleep has been considered a passive physiological function, a necessary but undervalued disconnection of the brain. Today, however, sleep has been shown to play a vital role in good health and well-being throughout life, both physically and psychologically. In fact, sleep is the most important thing we do during our lifetime. What does … Read more

The usefulness of microawakenings during sleep

As a general rule, sleeping well is associated with sleeping without waking up during the whole night. This is partly true, but not entirely. It is completely normal to have micro-awakenings and to wake up for brief seconds; thanks to these, we can remember our dreams the next morning and wake up properly. From the … Read more

Why is it important to sleep?

Currently there is a belief that sleep is a waste of time; but, as we have said on numerous occasions, it is a vital function that our brain performs during the night and it is the most important function that we perform throughout our lives. What causes poor sleep? People who sleep little, or sleep … Read more

To sleep well is to live better

If we reach the age of 90 we will have slept 30 years of our life. 30 years to be able to be 60 awake. Sleeping is the most important function that our brain performs throughout our life. Without sleep there is no life. The quality of sleep conditions our wakefulness and our quality of … Read more

Do you suffer from narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by the presence of excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hallucinations at the sleep-wake transition, and sleep paralysis. Causes of narcolepsy The exact cause of this disorder is not known, although currently the autoimmune origin, with associated genetic predisposition, tends to be considered. Specialists in Clinical Neurophysiology have observed that patients … Read more

Childhood insomnia, a disorder that “upsets a lot”

Childhood insomnia is included in the sleep disorders and affects between 20-30% of the child population up to preschool age. It is characterized by the difficulty the child has in falling asleep independently. It is also characterized by nocturnal awakenings with inability to go back to sleep. If the child resists going to bed at … Read more