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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Parasomnia (Overview)

Parasomnia is a condition in which a person has an abnormal event occurring during sleep, such as sleepwalking, sleeptalking, night terrors (children), etc


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What are the tests for parasomnias?

What are the tests for parasomnias?

Sleep testing: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
34 doctors shared insights

Parasomnia (Overview)

Parasomnia is a condition in which a person has an abnormal event occurring during sleep, such as sleepwalking, sleeptalking, night terrors (children), etc


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What are the main symptoms of parasomnia that people have?

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. ...Read more

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Can my md diagnose me with the bruxism parasomnia, or does it have to be diagnosed by a dentist? I need this diagnosis, to for my insurance to cover a sleep study.

Either: Either can diagnose the condition. There are dentists who are proficient in sleep problems, but your insurance will probably act sooner with less question with your md. Ideally, they should work together. ...Read more

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Can parasomnia show up on an EEG if a teen was taking a barbituate prescribed sleeping medication or could the pill spike the EEG test?

Can parasomnia show up on an EEG if a teen was taking a barbituate prescribed sleeping medication or could the pill spike the EEG test?

Barbiturate: Yes. An eeg may register an abnormality from the effects of the barbiturate in the sleep aid, but sleep disorders can also register eeg abnormalities. Your neurologist should be able to sort out the underlying cause of the eeg tracings. ...Read more

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How can I naturally treat parasomnias in adults?

Get enough sleep: Most causes of parasomnias are directly related to insufficient sleep. First, establish a routine sleep-wake schedule which incorporates no less than 7-9 hours of sleep per night (not time in bed). That's the first step. Many find once they get enough sleep, the parasomnias improve/may completely go away. See a sleep specialist to get a better history on your issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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With parasomnia what are my treatment options?

With parasomnia what are my treatment options?

Usually no treatment: Most parasomnias are benign and require no particular treatment unless they become a danger to you or to other members of the household. For sleep walkers secure windows and doors, recommend sleeping on ground floors. If medications are needed, your sleep specialist will evaluate you and recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for parasomnias?

Sleep testing: 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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for parasomnia?

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. ...Read more

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Can a tempurpedic memory foam mattress help with my parasomnia?

No.: Parasomnia is a medical/psychiatric condition treated with medications. ...Read more

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How will parasomnia affect other parts of my health?

How will parasomnia affect other parts of my health?

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. ...Read more