Sleep Drunkenness : Is This A Sleeping Disorder In Its Own Right?


Mercifully I do not suffer with this form of drunkenness, with ‘drunkenness’ being the term used to describe the feeling of confusion upon waking. Many people will have woken up pretty confused after a heavy night on the tipple, but researchers are now claiming that the confusion faced by many upon waking may warrant more attention than first thought. In fact, experts suggest that ‘sleep drunkenness’ may be a sleeping disorder in its own right! People suffering with this disorder can become very distressed, examples of confusion include answering the phone instead of turning the alarm clock off, disorientation, difficulty in thinking clearly and hallucinations. Granted many people wake up disorientated, but some people find themselves in such a state of confusion that it can be very disconcerting to them.


The Times, (2014). Health News. Confused? It may be sleep drunkenness. Retrieved 28th August, 2014, from

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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