A 32-year-old member asked:
Is sleep apnea the same thing as parasomnia?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
No: Apnea is cessation (stoppage) of airflow. A parasomnia is an arousal from sleep. A night terror or sleep walking are examples of a parasomnia. Treatment is different for each type of parasomnia.
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