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Is parasomnia a disease?

Is parasomnia a disease?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Parasomnia (Definition)

of sleep disorders, too numerous to describe here. Wikipedia actually has a fair description of each: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasomnia If you think you have one of these, consult with your MD first and ...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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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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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

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What is the definition or description of: Parasomnia?

It's a large group: Of sleep disorders, too numerous to describe here. Wikipedia actually has a fair description of each:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasomnia

If you think you have one of these, consult with your MD first and consider a sleep study. ...Read more

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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 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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What is "parasomnia pseudo-suicide"?

Parasomnia pseudo-s: Complex behaviors that occur during sleep & result in violent acts or harm. May be related to sleep walking, sleep terror, rem stage abnormality or nocturnal seizures. They are not pre-meditated. ...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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Can realistic hallucinations be included in parasomnia problems?

Yes: Some parasomnic events may seem to be very realistic but hallucinations. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I suffer from parasomnia. "Sever nightmares"?

What do you advise if I suffer from parasomnia. "Sever nightmares"?

Use creative dreamin: Ucan use a creative dreaming technique used by native americans 2help their children ward off nightmares. Before going 2sleep imagine an alternative happy ending 2 your nightmare. Ie, if u are being chased imagine a way u will get help by running into a police station. U then go 2sleep, if the nightmare starts u will have a different ending. Read more wake up and dream challenge on amazon. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I might have parasomnia, but can it also include very realistic looking hallucinations?

See psychiatrist: To help differentiate between these issues, you could consult with a psychiatrist. Many are also expert in sleep disorders. ...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 first floors. If medications are needed, your sleep specialist will evaluate you and recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea the same thing as parasomnia?

Is sleep apnea the same thing as parasomnia?

Parasomnias: Parasomnias are Sleepwalking, Nightmares, REM sleep behavior disorders, Night terrors, Nocturnal eating disorders, & Teeth grinding. Sleep apnea is temporary stoppage of breathing during sleep, with daytime sleepiness. ...Read more

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Is parasomnia a catch-all for sleep disorders otherwise not explained?

Is parasomnia a catch-all for sleep disorders otherwise not explained?

Parasomnia: Parasomnia refers to things during sleep where something is going wrong, such as movement, night terrors etc, as opposed to insomnia where there is a problem falling asleep staying asleep or both. Yes it is a broad term that includes a lot. So it wouldn't be someone's actual diagnosis, the diagnosis would be more specific. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about sleep disorders or parasomnias?

Parasomnias: Parasomnias include anything that is an abnormality of sleep and includes nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, nighttime enuresis and others. I recommend you see a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders for a good assessment and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can parasomnia show up on an EEG and be mistaken for a seizure back in 98 my son was 16 and had 1 abnormal EEG then one normal?

Can parasomnia show up on an EEG and be mistaken for a seizure back in 98 my son was 16 and had 1 abnormal EEG then one normal?

Parasomnia: I am not aware that parasomnias have been studies with eeg, although any seizure disorder, Alpha or delta wave abnormality, or other spike and wave disorders would manifest in a sleep- deprived, or 24 hr eeg monitoring. My advice is consulting an epileptologist and a sleep disorder specialist. Thank you for the question. ...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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I am having problems with parasomnias. Mainly confusional arousal, sleep paralysis and nocturnal panic attackss. What treatment would help me?

I am having problems with parasomnias. Mainly confusional arousal, sleep paralysis and nocturnal panic attackss. What treatment would help me?

Get checked.: First get a thorough physical and appropriate testing to make sure there is no physical cause that could be disturbing your sleep. Avoid alcohol, recreational drugs and all new over the counter meds and supplements you may have started before this began, as well as caffeine, until this you have been seen. After the exam by your doctor, if no cause is found, you may be referred to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can parasomnia show up on an EEG and make it look positive the EEG was done in ER before dr knew a barbiuate sleeping pill was in system.

Can parasomnia show up on an EEG and make it look positive the EEG was done in ER before dr knew a barbiuate sleeping pill was in system.

Yes.: Barbiturates work by changing brain cellular firing rhythm, which s measured on eeg. By inducing sleepiness, it could appear like a parasomnia. It could also scramble the eeg, making it miss something important, like a subclinical seizure or other electrical abnormality. Repeat the eeg. ...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 be mistaken for a seizure my sons eyes were rolling and couldn't wake him up he was 16 on a barbiuate sleeping pill that was too strong?

Can parasomnia be mistaken for a seizure my sons eyes were rolling and couldn't wake him up he was 16 on a barbiuate sleeping pill that was too strong?

Yes, yes: First question: why a barbiturate? They are poor sleeping pills and dangerous to boot. Get a re=evaluation, soon. ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eaten him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eaten him in my husband and me?

Chocolate : This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more

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Is 40 too old to have children?

Is 40 too old to have children?

Maybe,maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40. There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, I don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read more