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    need to function during the day. Sleep disorders affect nearly seventy million Americans and many do not realize they have one. There are many types of sleep disorders including restless legs syndrome and narcolepsy, but the main ones include insomnia, sleep apnea, and parasomnias (“Sleep Disorders Overview”). Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder affecting over fifty percent of…

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    Someone wakes you up in the middle of the night and asks you what are you doing?! You wake up confused and ask yourself the same thing. The person who woke you up is describing you doing some odd activity that you were not consciously aware of. If something like this has happened to you or someone you know, then you or that person was probably sleepwalking. As someone who used to experience sleepwalking first-hand, it can be a little scary at first but it is a natural sleep disorder.…

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    Sleepwalking Trial

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    “Sleepwalking trial ends in acquittal!”; Now that is not something we often hear;There are few known cases where parasomnia is used as a criminal defense. I am going to give you the background and a bit of information on sleep disorders and why they should not be used in criminal cases as a defense and why certain disorders are so dangerous. Parasomnia and paraphilic disorders are relatively new studies in Washington state and around the country. Parasomnia is a classification of sleep disorders…

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    The prefix para- is defined as incorrect or abnormal and –somnia referring to sleep. Parasomnia is a term that refers to abnormal behaviors that occur during a cycle of sleep. Generally, parasomnias occur in both rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep. Most people experience some sort of parasomnia at least once in their lifetime, usually occurring during their childhood. Although the prognosis is often excellent, some such as REM behavior disorder (RBD) is…

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    Parasomnias: Sleepwalking

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    Parasomnias It is not common knowledge to most how nightmares nor sleepwalking occur. These are two basic examples of parasomnias that one can experience. Some unfamiliar parasomnias are confusional arousals, sleep terrors, REM sleep behaviour disorder, recurrent isolated or sleep paralysis. People experience many of these in a lifetime but have little information on the reasons for their occurrences. Parasomnias are troublesome events that can happen physically or experientially to an…

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    Causes Of Night Terrors

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    Trigger Night Terrors? Night terrors are a type of Parasomnia, that causes screaming, intense fear, and flailing, while still asleep. These episodes are most common, but not always limited to children between the age of three and twelve, but they can also occur in adults. Primarily, children are affected by this Parasomnia, because their CNS, is still in early development, and seems to be more easily disrupted than the matured CNS, of older adults. Some studies show that there are…

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    Sleeping disorders There are a variety of sleeping disorders. The most common are Insomnia which is a hard time falling or staying asleep. Sleep apnea is breathing interruptions during sleep, restless legs syndrome; a tingling or prickly sensation in the legs. When most people think of sleeping disorders they think of sleep walking/ talking. As funny as they are they can be very dangerous. My family has a history of sleep walking and only one of my sisters don’t sleep walk or talk. Causes of…

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    This young man who was suffering from parasomnias behaviors has become more affected while he was sleep. Parasomnias behaviors are also the one of the categories of the sleep disorders which includes abnormal movement, emotions, perceptions, and aggressive or violent dreams that occur while falling asleep. However, these parasomnias often occur between sleep stages or during arousal from of sleep. In many cases, Non-REM parasomnias comparatively happen among children and young adult. In the…

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    Classification of Sleep Disorders Sleep is important for a person to become healthy the average amount of sleep is about 8 hours. Unfortunately more than half, America is diagnosed with a sleeping disorder making the average time to exceed, decline, or in some cases to not exist. Sleeping disorders are on a spectrum ranging from deadly to not harmful, so if a sleep disorder is not harmful then why is it a disorder? A sleep disorder manipulates someone’s sleep pattern affecting their health.…

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    The average person sleeps for one third of their life, and the average number of hours per night is about eight hours. However, some people barely get two or three, some people get twelve hours but cannot stop feeling tired. These examples are some of the many side effects of a sleep disorder. The most common sleep disorders include: Insomnia, Parasomnia, Hypersomnia, Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy and Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). These various disorders affect many people, some are more common than…

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