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  • n. Plural form of parasomnia.


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  • Add sex to the roster of unlikely sleep behaviors known as parasomnias, which range from sleep driving to sleep eating.

    It's Called 'Sexsomnia'

  • These people are actually asleep, but they suffer conditions called parasomnias, disorders that frequently interfere with sleep, like sleepwalking or night terrors.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2006

  • These are two of the disorders that are classified as "parasomnias," which involve undesirable behaviors that occur while falling asleep, during sleep or while waking up. - latest science and technology news stories

  • According to the AASM, sleepwalking and sleep terrors typically occur during arousals from slow-wave sleep and are classified as "parasomnias," which are undesirable events or experiences that occur during entry into sleep, within sleep or during arousals from sleep. - latest science and technology news stories

  • "parasomnias," which involve undesirable behaviors that occur while

  • Other areas of interest include possible gene influences on Restless Legs Syndrome and parasomnias in childhood, particularly sleep terrors.

    Sleep disorders research

  • We would label what some of these students are experiencing ‘parasomnias’—a sleep disorder that includes nightmares, sleepwalking, and even violent behavior while sleeping.


  • Put them together, and it can be a bad combination for someone who is already predisposed to sleepwalking or other parasomnias.

    It's Called 'Sexsomnia'

  • HEIDI COLLINS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): In the mysterious world of sleep, parasomnias are drama queens of the night.

    CNN Transcript Feb 7, 2006

  • But some various theme sleep experts we've spoken with acknowledge these parasomnias, including sleep sex, are real sleep disorders.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2006


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