5 Top Rare and Unusual Sleep Disorders

By on December 10, 2013

Sleep is the thing we all do every day and it is like great pleasure in our lives. But most people are aware of rare sleep disorders and look to raise awareness too. Most people come with extreme serious sleep problems. Here is list of some rare and unusual sleep disorders.

Rapid Eye Movement Disorder (REM)

People with REM disorder act out of their dreams and is characterized as temporary muscle paralysis.

Rare Sleep Disorders - Rapid Eye Movement Disorder

This type of behavior is violent in nature and results in causing injury to patient or even bed partner. This condition is usually treatable.


Parasomnias are undesirable or unpleasant behavioral phenomenon that happens exclusively during sleep. These sleep disorders can occur in both slow-wave or rapid eye movement sleep..

Rare Sleep Disorders - Parasomnias

Most parasomnias include sleep-walking and talking and also night terrific dreams, which are commonly found in children.

Kleine-Levin Syndrome

This is a Rare Sleeping Disorder also known as “Sleeping Beauty Syndrome”. It is a neurological disorder that is characterized by having excessive sleeping along with some behavioral and cognitive problems during sleeplessness.

Rare Sleep Disorders - Kleine-Levin Syndrome

Hallucination, irritability, confusion are some of the symptoms experienced by wakefulness patients.

Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome

This is the rarest of rare sleep disorders that doctors ever come across. Usually, humans have 24-25 hours circadian rhythm.

Rare Sleep Disorders - Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome

Individuals with this disorder will not have stable body clocks. Rhythm becomes delayed and sets for 26 hours or even longer like 72 hour cycles as a regular pattern every day.

Exploding Head Syndrome

Rare Sleep Disorders - Exploding Head Syndrome

This is another type of parasomnia. A person with this syndrome experience very loud explosive noise in his head accompanied by a light or flash. These extreme noises are described as bomb going off or loud bang. It lasts for few seconds.