Why do I moan when I am falling asleep?
Sleep-related groaning, also called catathrenia, causes you to groan vocally while you sleep. Sleep-related groaning is a long-lasting disorder that often occurs nightly. The groaning sound is usually quite loud. Your breathing becomes unusually slow during a groaning episode.
What does groaning sound like?
a deep grating or creaking sound due to a sudden or continued overburdening, as with a great weight: We heard the groan of the ropes as the crane lowered the heavy cargo into the ship’s hold. to utter a deep, mournful sound expressive of pain or grief.
How do you stop catathrenia?
- Follow a consistent bedtime routine.
- Establish a relaxing setting at bedtime.
- Get a full night’s sleep every night.
- Avoid foods or drinks that contain caffeine, as well as any medicine that has a stimulant, prior to bedtime.
- Do not go to bed hungry, but don’t eat a big meal before bedtime either.
How common is Catathrenia?
Catathrenia is very rare, with onset usually in adolescence or early adulthood (mean age 19 years with a range of 5 to 36 years). The prevalence of catathrenia is greater in men than in women. Catathrenia events may occur in clusters and resemble a run of central apneas.
Do I have Catathrenia?
Catathrenia is marked by the following symptoms: Long groans or moans on the out-breath while sleeping. Periods of slowed breathing, known as bradypnea. Occurrence in single or multiple phases, most frequently but not always during rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep.
Is Catathrenia neurological?
There is debate about whether the cause is physical or neurological, a question that requires further study. While some speculate about a direct correlation to high anxiety and stress or the concept that catathrenia is purely psychological, there is only anecdotal evidence of either proposed cause.
Is Moaning good for your health?
While moaning in short bursts, every now and then, has a positive effect, excessive whining is not good for our physical and psychological health. Chronic complaining induces negativity, rewires the brain and activates the stress hormone cortisol.