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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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.
Through the courtroom drama and exclusive access to alarming sleep clinic footage, Executive Producer Christine LeGoff (Murder on a Sunday Morning, The Staircase) shows just how violent some parasomniacs can be.