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    The Case Of Kenneth Parks

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    assaulted and murdered two people, but unlike any other ordinary cases, he managed to do so while ‘asleep’. Kenneth Parks, a 23-year-old man living in Toronto, drove approximately 23 km to his in-laws’ home (in the condition of sleepwalking).1 He then broke into the house and seriously injured his father in-law, Dennis Woods, attempting to strangle him to death and murdered his mother in-law, Barbara Woods, using a tire iron and a kitchen knife.2 In conclusion of the case, on May 28th, 1998, with his defence being successful, the jury made a verdict of not guilty and Parks was acquitted of his crimes (The Supreme Court of Canada confirmed the acquittal in 1992).1 There were strong, supportive…

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    The Causes Of Sleepwalking

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    Sleepwalking Individuals all over the world suffer from multiple disorders and diseases. A specific disorder that occurs in many young children’s lives is Somnambulism or sleepwalking. Somnambulism, or sleepwalking, is a disorder that involves wandering and performing other activities while asleep (Krause & Corts, 2012). Nearly 17% of children will experience sleepwalking during a period of their childhood. The peak of sleepwalking is between the ages of 10 to 12 years of age. Although…

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    Essay On Sleepwalking

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    Somnambulism is sleepwalking. This will occur while someone is in a deep sleep rather than a light sleep. Somnambulism is classified as being a Parasomnia. The people who is affected, what sleepwalking does to your body, diagnoses, and treatments are an important role with coping with Somnambulism. Someone can walk or perform complicated behaviors while asleep. The disorder mainly affects children, but adults can have the disorder also. In 2004 after a poll was taken, one percent of…

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    Hypnotherapy For Sleepwalking And Night Terrors Many people remember the popular comedy skit in the movie Step Brothers with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly were they both woke up in the middle of the night and start sleepwalking. While a large majority of people found that skit funny, there were others that were reminded of their experience of sleepwalking episodes and night terrors daily. Not just experienced by little children, adults also have doubts in dealing with this issue. This…

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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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    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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    Sleepwalking disorder is a disorder that thought to be a dreamer acting out a dream. Sleepwalking has not been seriously diagnosed until the last century, the 19th -century German parapsychology Baron Karl Ludwig Van Reichenbach made a study of sleepwalkers and used his discoveries on his theory of the Ordic force. People that suffer from sleepwalking disorder in the record of 2012 is twice as many people than previously suspected, with nearly a third experiencing it at some point in their…

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    I had recently woken up and was still in bed. I reached over to grab my pack of Juicy Fruit and pop two pieces in my mouth. I checked my clock and it was 6:00 AM. I noticed my covers were alongside my bed. That's weird, I mean for normal people but I have a tendency for sleepwalking so I guess it’s pretty normal. “Shoot! Dammit!” I whispered as I remembered my science project was due 1st period. “Oh no no no, C’mon!” I followed up with after I opened my computer and it started to buzz and whir…

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    In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one sees a once noble man succumb to greed and power. Throughout the story, Macbeth always seems to have free will in every situation, yet always chooses the option better suited for his personal gain. An overview of all of the Macbeths deadliest acts is presented in the beginning of Act 5. Possibly the most influential cast in the play is introduced; the doctor of psychic, a judge of well-being, makes an entrance at the turning point in the play and represents the…

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    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. Sleepwalking has been occurring for hundreds of years. Even Shakespeare alludes to it in his famous play Macbeth. For many years this phenomena was unexplainable, but now with new technology it can be solved. Sleepwalking has a broad history with diagnosing, has a variety of different causes, and has effects to all ages at different…

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