Neurological News: March 2020

Exploding head syndrome: What to know Exploding head syndrome: What to know
Exploding head syndrome is a sleep disorder that causes people to hear loud noises when they transition in or out of deep sleep.
Written by Jamie Eske | Medical News Today | March 5, 2020.
What to know about small fiber neuropathy What to know about small fiber neuropathy
Small fiber neuropathy occurs as a result of damage to the small fibers of the peripheral nervous system. These small fibers detect pain, heat, and itching sensations in the skin. They also regulate the autonomic functions of the cardiovascular system and the gastrointestinal tract.
Written by Jamie Eske | Medical News Today | March 5, 2020.
What to know about Brandt-Daroff exercises What to know about Brandt-Daroff exercises
Brandt-Daroff exercises are movements that can treat the symptoms of vertigo. They involve moving from a lying down position to a sitting position, so people can perform these exercises at home without equipment.
Written by Jenna Fletcher | Medical News Today | March 4, 2020.
Autophagy: Everything you need to know Autophagy: Everything you need to know
Autophagy is a vital process in which the body’s cells “clean out” any unnecessary or damaged components.
Written by Mathieu Rees | Medical News Today | March 2, 2020.
What to know about scapular winging What to know about scapular winging
Scapular winging involves one or both shoulder blades sticking out from the back rather than lying flat. It can happen as a result of injury or nerve damage.
Written by Jenna Fletcher | Medical News Today | March 2, 2020.