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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
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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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In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (DSM- IV) classification, parasomnias are mainly divided into four categories: nightmare disorder (dream anxiety disorder), sleep terror disorder (night terror; NT), sleepwalking disorder and parasomnia not otherwise specified (2).
Common types of sleep disorders are parasomnias (periodic limb movement disorder-PLMD, rapid eye movement behavior disorder-REMBD), nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy-NFLE, and insomnia.
org/wiki/Sleep_sex) , falls under a class of sleep disorders known as parasomnias, and is usually accompanied by other sleep disorders such as sleepwalking, bedwetting and nightmares.
Consistent with previous studies, being a female, having persistent sleep problems, and emotional and behaviour problems in childhood additionally increased the risk for parasomnias at age 12 years.
Although nightmares and obstructive sleep apnea were less common, those with nightmares or parasomnias were more likely to have mental disorders.
CHAPTER 4 SLEEP DISORDERS AND TREATMENTS: AN OVERVIEW 20 INSOMNIA 20 INSOMNIA: SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES 20 INSOMNIA: DIAGNOSIS AND SELF TESTS 21 INSOMNIA: TREATMENT 22 SLEEP APNEA 22 SLEEP APNEA: SYMPTOMS AND RISK FACTORS 22 SLEEP APNEA: DIAGNOSIS 23 SLEEP APNEA: TREATMENT 23 NARCOLEPSY 24 NARCOLEPSY: SYMPTOMS 25 NARCOLEPSY: TREATMENT 26 RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME 26 RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME: CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS 26 RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME TREATMENT 27 PARASOMNIAS 28 PARASOMNIAS: SYMPTOMS 28 PARASOMNIAS: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT 30 SHIFT WORK DISORDER 30 SHIFT WORK DISORDER: TREATMENT 30 SNORING 31 SNORING: TREATMENTS 31 JET LAG 31 JET LAG: SYMPTOMS 32 JET LAG: TREATMENT 32
When blood fatty acid levels were evaluated, the researchers found an association with higher levels of DHA and less bedtime resistance, parasomnias, and total sleep disturbances.
According to the study, it found that there is possible links between sleep and fatty acid status in healthy children, and that higher blood levels of the long-chain omega-3 DHA are significantly associated with better sleep, including less bedtime resistance, parasomnias and total sleep disturbance.
Parasomnias are unusual episodes or behaviours that occur during sleep and disturb the patient or others.