A parasomnia is when the person is awake enough to act out behaviors, but is still asleep and not aware of the activities. They usually cannot recall them in the morning. These episodes are usually infrequent, but occasionally they are bothersome enough to warrant medical attention, especially if the person or a bed partner is injured.
- Sleep talking
- Sleep-related eating
- Sleep terrors
- Confusional arousals
Diagnosis and Treatment
If you are showing symptoms of parasomnias, you may be asked to take a sleep study to diagnose if you are experiencing sleep apnea. Sleep studies
can be done at the Bryan Sleep Center or through a Home Sleep Test.
Many people who suffer with parasomnias see an improvement in their symptoms simply by improving their sleep habits.
- Good sleep habits include
- Keeping a regular sleep schedule
- Managing stress
- Having a relaxing bedtime routine
- Getting enough sleep
Parasomnias can also be medically treated.
If you think you're at risk of parasomnias, schedule a sleep consultation today.