A parasomnia is a sleep disorder that causes abnormal behavior while sleeping. The behavior can occur during any stage of sleep, including the transition from wakefulness to sleeping and vice versa. If you have a parasomnia, you might move around, talk, or do unusual things during sleep.
Wiki Number: PW152
Sex Ratio: 90%M
Age Onset: 50+ Age
Symptoms: partial arousals before, during and after sleeping;10 core categories:physical partial-arousal during deep-sleep-stages 3 &4,
Progression: confusion, sex acts-still sleeping, night terrors, sleep-walking, eating, nightmares, sleep-talking, hallucinations
Causes: 80% unknown, sleep deprivation may be a factor; problem sometimes resolves itself over time
Medications: melatonin and clonazepam
Therapies: relaxation, biofeedback, hypnosis, stress reduction may help temporarily
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- Associations between Bruxism, Stress, and Manifestations of Temporomandibular Disorder in Young Studentsby Diana Vlăduțu on May 14, 2022
Bruxism is a repetitive activity of the masticatory muscles, which determine teeth grinding or clenching, associated with rigidity, bracing, or thrusting of the mandibula. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of possible bruxism in 328 students attending the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, and its associations with stress and other manifestations of the temporo-mandibular disorder. This was a questionnaire-based study to collect...
- "It Started After Trauma": The Effects of Traumatic Grief on Sleep Paralysisby Cybele Blood on May 13, 2022
Adverse life events are associated with the often-terrifying REM sleep parasomnia of sleep paralysis (SP), but the impact of bereavement on SP has not been specifically examined. This exploratory, mixed-methods study (N = 168) includes qualitative data from 55 participants who described factors they believed led to their SP. Of these, almost half with a traumatic loss listed death-related precipitants. In unadjusted (bivariate) negative binomial regression models, traumatic death, time since...
- The conundrum of the origin of restless legs syndromeby Wei-Sheng Lin on May 13, 2022
- Sleep talking versus sleep moaning: electrophysiological patterns preceding linguistic vocalizations during sleepby Anastasia Mangiaruga on May 13, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest shared neural mechanisms between Verbal ST and language processing during wakefulness and a possible functional overlapping with linguistic planning in wakefulness.