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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She was offered medication for the parasomnia, but one of the possible side effects was schizophrenia so she turned it down, her wife Kelly Hickey-Fareed said.
Parasomnias are sleep disorders that occur during the first 1/3 of night sleep and involve unwanted behavior and movements.
Consumption of alcohol among nonalcoholic college students also affects daytime alertness, resulting in daytime sleepiness, possibly due to the sleep disruptions in the latter half of the night, and increases and sleep disturbed breathing and parasomnias at night (Roehrs & Roth, 2001).
d) substance/medication-induced sleep disorder, parasomnia type
The third category, parasomnia, is characterized by irregular events that occur sporadically during sleep such as teeth grinding, nightmares, and sleep-walking.
NTis classified under parasomnias in the mentioned classification systems and is characterized with sudden attacks of fear associated with the increase in autonomic signs following crying and loud shouting during the first few hours of sleep during the delta stage (associated with the NREM period) (4).
Kate told The Tab student newspaper: "It isn't really seen as an eating disorder, apparently it's more of a parasomnia.
After a diagnosis of parasomnia associated with sexual behavior, the patient was referred for psychiatric evaluation because his behavior, exacerbated by stress, was becoming increasingly aggressive and adversely affecting his marriage.
Our students' projects ranged from a study of modernity in sculpture, to an analysis of data from a sleep lab dealing with parasomnia, to an examination of queenship in Shakespeare's plays, to a study of rock formations in New Zealand, to a rhetorical examination of archived Asian-American campus publications, and many more.
Moreover, those who were bullied and bullied others (bully/victims) were most likely to have any parasomnia.
When erectile pain is atypical, more rare etiologies should be considered, such as penile cancer, soft tissue lesions, or parasomnia if symptoms are primarily nocturnal.
According to the journal published by the Society of Odontostomatology in Santiago, Chile, bruxism can be defined as an oral para-functional activity consisting in the clenching and gnashing of the teeth--the study of the causes, Etiology--with their multi-factors and they are associated, principally, to stress and the alterations during the hours of sleep or parasomnia (Gonsalves, Toledo, and Otero, 2010).