Latest Parasomnias Stories

2014-05-05 11:28:57

Study finds victims of bullying are at increased risk of experiencing sleep disturbances Many children who are bullied suffer in silence. The trauma can lead to anxiety, depression, psychotic episodes and even suicide. There may be a way to identify victims of bullying before they experience serious mental health problems, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Researchers...

2013-03-14 17:19:08

Antonio Zadra of the University of Montreal discusses his Lancet Neurology article Three myths about sleepwalking — sleepwalkers have no memory of their actions, sleepwalkers' behavior is without motivation, and sleepwalking has no daytime impact — are dispelled in a recent study led by Antonio Zadra of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Sacré-Coeur Hospital. Working from numerous studies over the last 15 years at the hospital's Centre for Advanced...

Sleepwalking In Adults Has Real Health Consequences
2013-03-01 04:52:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study is warning that sleepwalking could have serious impact on an adult´s health and quality of life, potentially leading to sleep disruption, fatigue, psychological distress, and other ailments. Principal investigator Yves Dauvilliers, MD, PhD — a professor of physiology and neurology and director of the sleep lab at Gui-de-Chauliac Hospital in Montpellier, France — and colleagues showed that 58 percent of...

2013-02-19 23:01:43

Dr. Suh offers tips to parents about when to seek help for kids' sleep disorders. Bayside, NY (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 Every expectant parent knows that with the arrival of a new baby an uninterrupted night's sleep will become a longed for and distant memory, at least for some period of time. But while it's normal for a two-month-old to wake frequently during the night, it isn't normal for a two-year-old. Parents bring this and many other concerns about sleep behaviors to pediatricians and...

Sleepwalking Is More Common Than Previously Imagined
2012-05-15 12:51:34

A California psychiatrist has released a study, published in the journal Neurology, that suggests sleepwalking may be more common than previously thought. “The numbers are very big,” says researcher Maurice Ohayon, MD, PhD, DSc, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is thought that medication use and certain psychological and psychiatric conditions can trigger sleepwalking, but the exact causes are...

'Sleep Texting' Becoming A Growing Problem
2011-11-23 13:14:13

According to research, more people are texting in their sleep, leaving experts to believe "sleep texting" is caused by a busy day. Sleep specialist Dr David Cunnington from the Melbourne Sleep Disorder Centre said he has had an increase in the number of patients who reported incidents of sleep texting. "We have had patients who have reported sending text messages to their friends and family while asleep," he said in a statement. "It is one of those things that happens, but it is very...

2010-09-02 11:42:50

Insomnia and other sleep disorders are very common, yet are not generally well understood by doctors and other health care professionals. Now the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) has released up-to-the-minute guidelines in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE, to guide psychiatrists and physicians caring for those with sleep problems. BAP members, representative clinicians with a strong interest in sleep disorders and experts from the US and Europe got together...

2010-06-07 13:28:18

Although incident parasomnias are uncommon as children enter adolescence, parasomnias present in preadolescents may persist into the teen years, according to a research abstract that will be presented Monday, June 7, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that the rate of persistence after five years was 29 percent for children with bedwetting and 27 percent for children with...

2010-06-07 12:45:00

Men are more likely than women to report sexsomnia, but few patients talk to their doctor about the problem Sexsomnia was reported by almost eight percent of patients at a sleep disorders center and was more common in men than women, according to a research abstract that will be presented Monday, June 7, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that 7.6 percent of patients (63 of 832) at a sleep...

2009-12-01 12:31:18

A study in the Dec.1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that short, unpleasant, dreamlike mental activity occurs during sleepwalking and sleep terrors episodes, suggesting that people with these sleep disorders may be acting out dreamlike thoughts. Results show that 71 percent of participants reported at least one incident of dreamlike mental content associated with an episode of sleepwalking or sleep terrors, and the action in the dreamlike thoughts corresponded with the observed behavior. A...

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