Strange sleep disorder makes subjects act ‘totally drunk’

August 26, 2014 2:08 AM

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A sleep disorder called confusional arousal affects a substantial number of people and causes them to experience symptoms very similar to drunkenness, especially when they are woken suddenly.

Waking from a deep sleep to a state of confusion with amnesia of the episode afterward are indicative of a condition called confusional arousal, which may also be aptly referred to as “sleep drunkenness.” A new study published on Monday in the journal Neurology indicates that the condition is “highl...

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