parasomnia

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par·a·som·ni·a

 (păr′ə-sŏm′nē-ə)
n.
Any of a group of sleep disorders characterized by unwanted behaviors or perceptions that occur during sleep or partial arousal from sleep, including sleepwalking, night terrors, and frequent nightmares.

[Probably para- + (in)somnia.]

parasomnia

(ˌpærəˈsɒmnɪə)
n
(Medicine) any of several sleep disorders characterized by abnormal or unusual behaviour of the nervous system during any of the stages of sleep
Translations

par·a·som·ni·a

n. parasomnia, término que se refiere a cualquier trastorno sufrido durante el sueño, enuresis, pesadillas, sonambulismo, etc.
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Parks' EEG readings were highly irregular even for a parasomniac.
Thomas lodged a defence saying he was "in a parasomniac state" at the time of the alleged rape.
In the end, the court found "the panel did not believe the alleged parasomniac event affected appellant's ability to specifically intend that result, and neither do we.