Doctor insights on: Parasomnias in adults in children
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
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
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
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 ground floors. If medications are needed, your sleep specialist will evaluate you and recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 advise is consulting a 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