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Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

Delayed Phase Sleep Disorder

Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorders

What causes RLS, is there a cure for RLS?

What causes RLS? In July of 2007, researchers discovered a gene variant for RLS, which helps explain why it may be traced through generations in families. Researchers believe this gene increases one’s risk for a type of hereditary RLS, known as primary or familial RLS. Is there a cure for RLS? There is currently no cure for RLS. However, in most cases RLS symptoms can be controlled through lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, and medical treatments as appropriate.

Teeth Grinding - Treatment

Often, minimizing stress can alleviate symptoms of sleep bruxism among adults and symptoms often disappear on their own in children. For severe and persistent bruxism, a dentist may prescribe an oral appliance made of soft plastic to protect the teeth. Self-directed therapies, such as jaw-aligning exercises, may also help.

Reviewed by David G. Davila, MD (December 2009).

Teeth Grinding - Symptoms

Symptoms of sleep bruxism include:

  • Worn down teeth
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Sore gums, teeth, jaw, and face

The severity of these symptoms can vary. Some may experience interrupted sleep during the night. High stress levels and anxiety are linked to bruxism.

Reviewed by David G. Davila, MD (December 2009).

Narcolepsy and Cataplexy

Narcolepsy is a rare but serious condition, but exactly does it do? Find out more about narcolepsy and what causes it.

Snoring and Sleep

Have you been told you snore? Learn why it happens and how you can stop it.

Sleepwalking

Have you ever woken up somewhere not knowing how you got there? You may have walked there in your sleep! Learn more about sleepwalking about how to prevent it.

Sleep Talking

Do you talk in your sleep more than when you're awake? Find out the cause and how to stop.

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