Parasomnias are abnormal behaviours in sleep. These behaviours can be as simple as talking in your sleep, or as severe as violent behaviours in sleep that put the patient and bed partner at risk for injury during sleep. Examples of parasomnias include: Sleep Eating Disorder, Sleep Walking, Night Terrors, Sleep Paralysis, REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder, and Confusional Arousals.
Parasomnias can have substantial negative effects on the patient including excessive daytime sleepiness, poor daytime functioning, disability and serious injury. A clinical evaluation with a physician who has special expertise in sleep medicine and a sleep study may be necessary to diagnose and distinguish these disorders so appropriate treatment can be initiated.
- Do you sleep walk?
- Do you sleep eat?
- Do you wake up confused and violent in your sleep?
- Do you have nightmares that disturb your sleep?
You may have a treatable parasomnia.
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