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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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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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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

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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