parasomnia

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parasomnia

[‚par·ə′säm·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A group of disorders characterized by abnormal movements or behavior intruding into sleep (for example, sleep walking, sleep terrors, sleep talking, nightmares, sleep paralysis, tooth grinding, and bed wetting).
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He had drunk five or six pints and knew, even by his 50-50 assessment, that parasomniac states had been preceded by the ingestion of alcohol.
experts venture into the bedrooms of five sufferers, ranging from parasomniacs who scream the house down to sleepwalkers and insomniacs who bake for six hours a night.
But in some teenagers that never happens, leaving them as parasomniacs with inappropriate arousals during sleep, causing them to walk, eat or have sex.