Sleep-related difficulties affect many people. The following is a description of some of the major sleep disorders. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing any of the following, it may be important to receive an evaluation by a healthcare provider or, if necessary, a provider specializing in sleep medicine. Insomnia Insomnia is characterized by an inability to initiate or maintain sleep. It...
Heat stroke is a form of hyperthermia, an abnormally elevated body temperature with accompanying physical and neurological symptoms. Unlike heat cramps and heat exhaustion, two other forms of hyperthermia that are less severe, heat stroke is a true medical emergency that can be fatal if not properly and promptly treated. Heat stroke is also sometimes referred to as heatstroke. The body normally...