Parasomnias are sleep disorders that disrupt REM sleep cycles by waking the person suddenly and abruptly. Partial arousals from non-REM sleep can also occur.
Common parasomnias include:
- Sleep Walking
- Sleep terrors (pavor nocturnes)
- Partial seizures
- Violent behavior during sleep
- REM behavior disorder (acting out dreams)
Because of their disruptive occurrences, Parasomnias can lead to injury, violence, excessive eating, or disturbance of others.
If you or a loved one suffers from similar symptoms you need to contact a medical professional so you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Parasomnia’s can effectively be diagnosed and treated.