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Parasomnia In Children
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
It's a large group:
Of sleep disorders, too numerous to describe here. Wikipedia actually has a fair description of each:
If you think you have one of these, consult with your MD first and consider a sleep study. ...Read more
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
No.: Parasomnia is a medical/psychiatric condition treated with medications. ...Read more
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
Yes: Some parasomnic events may seem to be very realistic but hallucinations. ...Read more
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
What to do if I think I might have parasomnia, but can it also include very realistic looking hallucinations?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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