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what are the main symptoms of parasomnia that people have?

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Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
Sleep Medicine 43 years experience
Parasomnias: Parasomnias are abnormal or undesirable events behaviors in sleep during the event the person is no longer fully asleep, nor fully awake. It can happen out of rem sleep (dream sleep), such as nightmares and rem behavior disorder, or from nrem sleep (non-dream sleep), such as sleep-walking, sleep-terrors, confusional arousals. Parasomnias may be merely inconvenient, but they may also be dangerous.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is parasomnia a disease?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Sleep Medicine 17 years experience
Can be: Parasomnias are the result of sleep that has similarities to waking behaviors. An example would be sleepwalking or sleeptalking. In these examples the patient engages in behaviors that look like they are awake but their brian is sleeping. When parasomnias disrupt quality of sleep, cause problems like falling out of bed, wandering out of the home, or violent behaviors, it is time to see a doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How will parasomnia affect other parts of my health?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Sleep disruption: The biggest issue is safety and disruption of sleep. Parasomnia can lead to serious injury. Precautions should be adviced. Also frequent sleep disturbance can lead to relative sleep deprivation and fragmention which begins to impair daytime function.
A 45-year-old member asked:

With parasomnia what are my treatment options?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Depends on parsomnia: This depends on what the parasomnia is. Rem vs nrem. Walking/talking/eating/etc. Also this depends on whether medication may be causing it or even another sleep disorder. Seeing a sleep specialist can really help to tease this information out.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for parasomnias?

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Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
Sleep Medicine 43 years experience
Sleep test: Parasomnia is abnormal behavior in sleep. Parasomnias are common in children. If they start in adults, or the behavior is violent or accompanied by injuries to self or others, and eeg and a sleep test (polysomnography) should be performed.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for parasomnia?

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Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
Sleep Medicine 43 years experience
Sleep test: Parasomnia is abnormal behavior in sleep. Parasomnias are common in children. If they start in adults, or the behavior is violent or accompanied by injuries to self or others, and eeg and a sleep test (polysomnography) should be performed.

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