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Parasomnia

ParasomniaParasomnias 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)
  • Nightmares
  • 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.


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