active in sleep (parasomnia)

...again...they said it happened again...I can’t remember anything...this is something serious, probably something horrible, what shall I do?...it will pass...help, this is not normal!!!...and what a dream...but they are wrong, I wasn’t there... why couldn’t they lock the door then...I want to be alone...but I would remember...I didn’t go anywhere, didn’t say anything, well...

My journey

Active when asleep?

Do you want to know what causes this and how to manage that kind of behaviour?

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Sleep Counsellor Reception

The sleep counsellor will help you to deal with interrupted sleep rhythm due to parasomnia and problems caused by this.

Doctor Reception

The doctor shall prescribe necessary tests and treatments. If required, the doctor will refer you to other specialists.

Procedures

In case of indications, the parasomniac undergoes a polysomnographic sleep procedure.

Treatment Options

In order to tame parasomnia and achieve satisfactory treatment outcomes, trust and good co-operation between the centre and the patient is vital.

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Treatment Options

A parasomniac is characterised by

A parasomniac does things during sleep that are actually done when awake. It might seem like the parasomniac is awake; he could talk and look like he is very afraid of something. Behaviours could be illogical, as if following some kind of programme. To others it might appear as if the parasomniac is fighting someone.

Parasomniac’s Feeling

During the day, the parasomniac might be tired. He could wake up and be not able to move, but at the same time could perceive that someone else is also in the room. He could wake with the memory of a really horrible dream, which could interfere with him falling asleep again. All this could, in turn, induce mood swings, anxiety, stress, and fear.

Sleep disorders that induce parasomnia

Parasomnia is a symptom. A dominant symptom could hide several different sleep disorders. A specialist will help to discover which specific sleep disorder bothers you.

Parasomnia might happen in deep sleep and REM sleep. Disorders related to deep sleep are:

  • waking up disorders
  • sleepwalking and talking or somnambulism
  • sleep terrors.

Disorders related to REM sleep are:

  • nightmares
  • sleep paralysis
  • REM sleep behavioural disorder

Other parasomnias:

  • sleep-related dissociative disorder
  • sleep enuresis
  • groaning in sleep (catathrenia)
  • exploding head syndrome
  • sleep-related hallucinations
  • sleep-related eating disorder
  • unspecified parasomnia
  • parasomnia induced by a medicine or substance
  • parasomnia caused by a health disorder

About the Treatment in General

In order to control parasomnia, the specialist shall offer a choice of appropriate treatment options after identifying the patient’s problem and the reasons behind the problem. At the beginning of the treatment, the treatment principles are introduced to the patient in detail. During future visits, the progress of treatment is monitored and the patient is counselled regarding possible questions. If new symptoms appear or expected treatment outcomes are significantly delayed, additional procedures are performed and additional specialists shall be included.О лечении в общем