A curious case of night terrors and sleepiness

She's been waking after a few hours with palpitations and shortness of breath
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Isha, a 39-year-old woman, presents with a three-month history of disturbed sleep. She reports waking, thrashing and screaming within two hours of falling asleep.

Her sleep duration has increased from around seven to at least 10 hours. After waking, she easily returns to sleep which is unfragmented for the rest of the night.