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does sunds really exists (Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome)?

i was just wondering if SUNDS "Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome" really exists.

Yes, though it is commonly just called Sudden Unexpected Death Syndrome, or Bangungot. It's most common in younger men, though.  (+ info)

How do you know if you have myoclonus?

My leg jerk and almost resembling a kick but it doesn't happen all the time, but does happen every day.It's involuntary and painful.I have had epilepsy since I was 11 and don't think there is a connection there because I've had grand mal and petit mal seizures and this is nothing like them.I"ve even tried to sit on my leg while in the car and almost threw myself to the driver just by the jerking motion.I will turn over during the night and get a horrible case of the hiccups. I never get the hiccups and now they wake me from a dead sleep and I may have them for 30 to 40 minutes. I also have Restless Leg Syndrome on Requip and Skelaxin for it, but it does nothing for the jerking once it starts. Other meds are Lamictal, topomax, prozac, tricor, zetia, vicoden. I have RA, RLS, Hidradenitis Suppurativa,COPD,asthma,epilepsy.

Please, don't put your health in the hands of an amateur forum. Respect your mind and body. Consult your doctor. (I am a physician myself and this is the best advice I can possibly give you.)  (+ info)

sleep-eating syndrome or nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder.?

Do you have this disorder what has worked for you.I dont want to hear Put a lock on thr refridgerator or alarms on the Cabnits.for those of you who dont know Its is a Sleep eating disorder.the same as sleep walking but you eat in your sleep and it can be very dangerous. you can read more here for those who are intrested.

I have read about this syndrome on the link you provided.
It sounds very scary. Are you being treated for this.
Maybe medication could help make you sleep deeply enough so that you will not get out of bed. Or maybe medication could make you wake up when you start to get out of bed.
Thank you for sharing that link. Good Luck and try to stay safe.  (+ info)

How to gain weight with nocturnal emissions problem?

I am male 25 years with height 5.7". I born thin with differ in size of my chest. I am also have nocturnal emissions problem. I want to build my body good. As and when i tried to get my good with nutrious my nocturnal emissions moves on with high speed (15-20 times in a month)

Please suggest me How I can buid my body good with equal size in my chest, with good sources of protiens which easliy available in the market.

Stop taking Steroids or Body Mass Enhancing agents. They are the cause for you Night Fall.

Have a healthy life style. Take lot of protein in your diet. Not just any protein that's available in the market but one that has a Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) of 1.  (+ info)

Can myoclonus develop into a disease of some sort?

My neurologist recently diagnosed me with Myoclonus. I was wondering if it could become any wores, like can it develop into parkinsons disease or any other disease?

Did you doctor specify the type of Myoclonus you have? You did not mention your age nor the symptoms you have.

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What you will find is that while there are parkinsonian symptoms which may be exhibited with myoclonus, the possibility of developing Parkinson's disease is slim. Myoclonus can appear as a symptom of PD but there does not appear to be a reverse development unless the initial diagnosis is incorrect.

Myoclonus appears as a symptom of conditions such as epilepsy, spinal injury, MS, PD, brain tumors, liver or kidney failure and nerve damage. More often it is a central nervous system condition. The causes are varied for myoclonus and can range from medication interaction, drug abuse, anesthesia.

Treatable, often with anti-epileptics, myoclonus is often non-levadopa responsive. It is considered non-life threatening but it can make a serious impact upon quality of life.

You should probably get more information from your neurologist on the way he has diagnosed your condition and the classification he has applied to yours.

It's a terrible feeling to have a condition such as this because there is a "what's next?" feeling which pervades everything.

Other sources of information which you might find helpful:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myoclonus  (+ info)

How long before I have a nocturnal emission?

I'm a fundamentalist Christian and I have not masturbated in five days. I believe that it is a sin. My body is begging for a release. I'm very hopeful that I will ejaculate in my sleep very soon. What is the average length of time before I have a nocturnal emission?

Here's a link for you.  (+ info)

What effect does Cialis have on your nocturnal erections?

For those with ED or not (please state which you are), since Cialis is in your system over night while you're asleep, what effect does it have on your nocturnal erections? Thanks.

About me - no erectile dysfunction but taking cialis time after time.
Most likely cialis has no effect on nocturnal erections, at least I never experienced any.
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how can you tell the difference between nocturnal panic attacks and sleep apnea?

how can you tell the difference between nocturnal panic attacks and sleep apnea? are there any signs or anything..
i usually wake up very shortly after falling asleep and i feel like my body is shaking and then sometimes i wake up feeling like i need deeper breathes..

Sleep apnea you actually stop breathing, but panic attacks you just get rapid breathing. You need to do a sleep study or have someone watch you all night to see if you stop breathing.  (+ info)

What is the name of the syndrome that the person may appear to have facial characteristics of down's syndrome?

I previously watched a documentary about sufferers of a syndrome whose facial features appeared to be down's syndrome but it wasn't down's syndrome. The grow to be quite large adults and have special needs. Does anyone know the name of this condition?

Klinefelter syndrome  (+ info)

Are there different types of Down syndrome and what areas of the body does Down syndrome affect? ?

Also, are there any significant statistics related to Down syndrome? Has Down syndrome received any recent attention from the media? Are there any famous people that have Down syndrome.
Answer as many of the above questions as possible.

There are three types of Down syndrome, garden variety Trisomy 21, mosaicism and translocation.

Read more at:

Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome (English, Spanish, French)

There is a slide show that also incorporates videos of the featured 'More Alike than Different' cast at the National Down Syndrome Congress website:


And great information at the National Down Syndrome Society website:
Down Syndrome Fact Sheet

You might also enjoy

Margaret's Guide to Down Syndrome

For bios of actors with Down syndrome, see:

Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene


DS in Arts and Media


Michael Johnson


Sujeet Desai

Down Syndrome Links at the Family Village website

Check out this recent New York Times article:

The DNA Age: Prenatal Test Puts Down Syndrome in Hard Focus

Have fun with your research!
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