Are you having trouble sleeping at night? Good, because we have some freaky information for you that’s going to make it even more difficult! You see, there are a whole bunch of weird sleep disorders out there, ranging from the comical to the downright deadly, and would like to share them with you. And, obviously, the best time to read about these conditions is before bed, right?
Now, before you start assuming these are all things like sleep walking, or insomnia, let’s be clear: a few of these disorders are very rare and can definitely kill you. Some are painful, and some are distressingly life-changing as well. By the end of it all, you’ll probably be wishing all these weird sleep conditions were just as minorly annoying and common as sleep talking.
So, which of these weird sleep conditions did you already know about, and which are brand new nightmare fuel designed purely to make you afraid of closing your eyes? There’s only one way to find out.
This is a very rare disorder, but that doesn’t make it any less terrifying. is a genetically inherited condition that impacts the brain and some parts of the nervous system. It starts with an inability to sleep and leads to very vivid dreams when you do sleep. From there, it progresses to high blood pressure, hyperventilation, and urinary tract dysfunction. Then, at last, you develop ataxia and die, usually within a few months or years from the onset of symptoms. The most terrifying thing is that there is no way to cure the disease or to even slow its progress. Any medicine your doctors give you will only make the symptoms easier to deal with.