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Monday, February 11, 2013

6 Embarrassing Sleep Secrets

6 Embarrassing Sleep Secrets

You may not be aware of your sleeping habits until your partner tells you. Sometimes, these behaviours are a part of the natural sleep process. Other times, what you may create nuisance, like snoring, could be a sign of an underlying sleep problem. Let's see the 6 embarrassing sleep secrets condition.


Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep. It is a common problem for all ages, and both genders. Snoring is caused by airway narrowing and tissue vibrations in the nasal passages and throat. Snoring can be associated with colds and allergies, but can be a sign of a more serious problem like sleep apnea.


Drooling in your sleep can be a normal phenomenon or it can occur due to medical conditions that increase salivation. If you drool regularly, you may want to find out if you are at risk for sleep apnea.


Sleepwalking is a sleep disorder which belongs to Parasomnia family. Sleepwalkers arise from the slow wave sleep stage in a state of low consciousness and perform activities that are usually performed during a state of full consciousness.

Sleep talking

Sleep talking is the act of speaking during sleep. Talking in your sleep, whether it sounds like a conversation or just mumbling, is usually harmless by itself. But screaming and yelling with intense fear are associated with night terrors, which are more commonly happened on children than adults. 


It is the inability to maintain urinary control during sleep. Bedwetting is embarrassing and distressing, but a once-in-a-blue-moon episode is not particularly concerning, especially if you’re dreaming about going to the bathroom. However, repeated bedwetting could indicate a problem, such as nocturnal seizures.


Twitching is involuntary, sudden movements that can occur anytime, including while a person is sleeping. The movements may be temporary, and they may require no treatment, but in some cases, the involuntary movements can be a sign of a medical problem. Several medical conditions can lead to involuntary twitching while sleeping and it helps to recognize the type of twitch in order to track back to the possible cause.

By: Pek Yeng & Asikin

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