pavor nocturnus


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Related to pavor nocturnus: night terrors, incondite, Peine forte et dure
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Noun1.pavor nocturnus - a disorder of sleep characterized by a dream of terrifying dimensions far worse than a typical nightmare; they occur during NREM sleep
sleep disorder - a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern
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* Sleep terror: Pavor nocturnus, sleep terror disorder: abrupt awakening from sleep with behavior consistent with terror.
Non rapid eye movement sleep arousal parasomnias include confusional arousals, sleep terrors (pavor nocturnus) and sleepwalking (somnambulism).
Dyssomnia in children is expressed as difficulties in falling asleep (dyskoimesis) or in sleeping through the night as dysphylaxia, pavor nocturnus and somnabulism.