10 types of sleep disorders

Probably, everybody has heard about people suffering from sleepwalking, but not many people know what the “exploding head” syndrome or sexism is. This article describes the 10 most common and unusual sleep disorders.


People who have nightmares often wake up in an anxious state. Memories of these dreams are so frightening things that over time, a person becomes afraid to even fall asleep.

The syndrome of “exploding head”

A man often wakes up to the seemingly deafening sound that seems to be going on in his head. Such “explosion” is sometimes accompanied by a flash of light, there is a feeling of terror, breathing is difficult.


10 types of sleep disorders

About 2-3% of adults and even more children (about 30%) are sleepwalking (sleepwalking). It is not known exactly what causes this condition in people. However, it is clear that human tension and sleep disturbance are among the causes of this phenomenon.


The disease is even more strange than meals during sleep. Sex (“sex while sleeping”) is often caused by alcohol and drug use, as well as disorderly sex life.


Unlike ordinary nightmares, night terrors occur during restless sleep phases. A person often shouts or cries, but cannot wake up and calm down on his own.

Sleep hallucinations

Hypnagogical hallucinations occur when a person falls asleep. Hypnopompic hallucinations occur during awakening. Remembering these visions, people say that they saw someone in their room or heard voices.

Sleep Paralysis

10 types of sleep disorders

When a person dreams, his muscles voluntarily become immobile. But sometimes it happens that even after waking up, this paralysis continues for some time.

Disorderly behavior during the stages of restful sleep

It happens that the sleeping brain does not properly signal to the body that it is sleeping. Then the person begins to confuse sleep with reality and may even talk, or get up and walk.

Sleep disturbance related to digestive disorder

Such people have a great “night” appetite, they eat a lot and everything, but in the morning they do not remember it at all.


Failure to fall asleep is a serious danger for a person. As a rule, insomnia occurs in people with excess weight, hypertension and various disorders of the cardiovascular system.