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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...

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...

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...

2009-12-01 12:25:30

A study in the Dec.1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that dream-enacting behaviors are common in healthy young adults, and the prevalence of specific behaviors differs between men and women. Results indicate that 98 percent of subjects (486/495) reported experiencing one of seven subtypes of dream-enacting behavior at least "rarely" in the last year. The most prevalent behavior subtype was "fear," with 93 percent reporting that they had felt signs of fear in their body after awakening from a...

2009-04-17 18:44:09

A sleepwalking boy in England sparked a massive search after he was reported to be walking toward a beach. The Daily Telegraph reported Friday that the search involved police and coast guard rescue teams in Gorleston-on-Sea. A call was made to emergency officials that a boy about 11-years-old was walking down the street in pajamas, crying, the newspaper said. No sign of the boy was found, suggesting that he managed to crawl back into bed without notice. The Sea King rescue helicopter that was...

2009-03-02 20:54:27

A 12-year-old suburban Chicago boy with a history of sleepwalking was found Monday at Chicago's O'Hare airport driving the family car, police said. Investigators said the boy apparently obtained the keys to the sport utility vehicle at some point after 2 a.m. Monday and drove from his family's Naperville home to the airport, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday. Family members said the boy has been known to sleepwalk but had never taken the family's vehicle before. Police said they were...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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