We have seen thousands of movies and TV series on the topic of parasomnia. Parasomnia is the disorders we experience during out sleep. They happen infrequently and mildly depending on one case to another. Mostly when parasomnia gets too often that is becomes bothersome people seek remedy. There are four kinds of parasomnia. The first kind is called arousal disorder, second is called sleep – wake transition disorder, third is called parasomnia related with REM sleep and the fourth category of parasomnia comprises of other disorders.
I will discuss all types of parasomnia in this article. The first type of parasomnia called the arousal disorder occurs from a abnormal arousal mechanism. Sometimes parasomnia causes forced arousal while the person is sleeping and causes episodes. The most commonly heard episodes of parasomnia are those involving sleep walking, getting terrified while sleeping or wake up totally confused and dazed. According to experts, all types of parasomnia are related to one another and share some similar characteristics. Mostly the arousals by parasomnia happen when a person is not fully asleep or full awake and is in most cases just wakening up from a deep dream.
In most cases parasomnia runs in the family history. This is how parasomnia is forwarded down to children. Sometimes parasomnia happens simply because a person is too tired. There have also been some cases in which parasomnia happens when a person is really sick with high fever or taking some drugs that have parasomnia has their side effect. But parasomnia is the least common in adults so when it happens it’s important that you do get yourself checked. There are other conditions that also trigger parasomnia like heartburn, sleep apnea, or even periodic limb movement while a person is sleeping.
Experts in parasomnia evaluate your previous family history along with your sleep patterns and behaviors. Sometimes parasomnia can get so severe that it poses danger to oneself and to others as well. Sleep walking can get dangerous as well. There have been a lot of cases of parasomnia in which people start sleep walking in the middle of the night and end up crossing the road and getting run over by a car. In over cases of parasomnia they can also cause bigger accidents and harm to other people. This is why it’s important that you always get your case of parasomnia checked by an expert. Its best to keep on the safe side before something happens.
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