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eMedicine, Parasomnias - Parasomnias are disorders characterized by
undesirable motor, verbal, or experiential phenomenon occurring in
association with sleep, specific stages of sleep, or sleep-awake
transition phases. Article by Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
Night Terror Resource Center - Sleep Terrors, Sleep Terror Disorder,
Night Terrors, Pavor Nocturnus and then the mouthful DSM-IV AXIS I: 307.46
are just a few.
Nightmare Disorder - This disorder is typified by repeated awakenings
from sleep with detailed recall of frightening dreams. These dreams are
typically vivid and quite extended and usually include threats to
survival, security, or self-esteem. Psychnet-UK.
Parasomnia - They are a group of acute, undesirable, episodic physical
phenomena that usually occur during sleep, or are exaggerated by sleep.
Even though parasomnias occur during different stages of sleep and at
different times during the night they are characterized by partial
arousals before, during, or after the event. Psychnet-UK.
Parasomnias - Parasomnias are disorders of arousal, partial arousal &
sleep stage transition. Parasomnias may be classified according to the
sleep-wake state during which they preferentially or exclusively occur.
Parasomnias, Mateen Ahmed, MD. Produced by the Sleep Research Laboratory.
The University of
Parasomnias - Arousal Disorders Information - The Parasomnias are
disorders that intrude into the sleep process and create disruptive
sleep-related events. These behaviors and experiences occur usually while
sleeping, and are most often infrequent and mild. They may happen often
enough or become so bothersome that medical attention is required.
Parasomnias - The parasomnias consist of clinical disorders that are
not abnormalities of the processes responsible for sleep and awake states
per se, but rather, are undesirable physical phenomena that occur
predominantly during sleep.
Sleep Terror Disorder - When a person awakens from a dream crying or
screaming, they may be experiencing sleep terror disorder. Usually the
person is difficult to wake-up and the episode may last several minutes.
Once awakened, the individual is confused and finds it difficult to relay
the detail of his/her dream. Sleep terror usually only occurs once per
Sleepwalking Disorder - A person experiencing sleep walking disorder
will get out of bed and walk around during the night. Many times, the
person will not communicate and will have a blank stare on their face.
Once awakened, the person seldom remembers the details of the sleep
walking episode. Psychnet-UK
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