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PARASOMNIAS: Sleep inertia or “sleep drunkenness”

PARASOMNIAS: Sleep inertia or “sleep drunkenness”

Sleep inertia is a type of parasomnia or behavioral disorder that is manifested when you awake from sleep. It is also called “sleep drunkenness” and is characterized by a state of disorientation and confusion in time and space when you have awaked. Persons who suffer from it, have some degree of amnesia and its duration can range from several minutes and, rarely, up to several hours. Who has it? Sleep inertia is often associated with patients who suffer from sleep…

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