A person may have to face many sleep-related problems. Insomnia and sleep apnea are common in this. Along with this, some people may also have to worry about parasomnia. Parasomnia is such a disorder, which includes many different types of sleep disorders. This can reduce the quality of sleep. This disorder usually affects children, but some adults may also show symptoms of parasomnia.

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Today, in this article, you will learn in detail about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of parasomnia -

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  1. What is Parasomnia?
  2. Parasomnia Symptoms
  3. Parasomnia Causes
  4. Types of Parasomnias
  5. Parasomnia Treatment
  6. Takeaway
Doctors for Parasomnia - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Parasomnia is a sleep disorder. In this, the person starts behaving abnormally while sleeping. During sleep, a person can move around and talk. In this situation, people often think that the person is awake, whereas in reality he is sleeping, and the person does all these things during sleep. After waking up in the morning, these incidents are often not even remembered by the person. Parasomnia can occur during any stage of sleep. Let us tell you that along with children, parasomnia can also affect about 4 percent of adults. In children who have parasomnia, the symptoms of parasomnia can be seen less when they grow up.

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Abnormal behavior during sleep is a common symptom of parasomnia. Apart from this, the symptoms can also vary according to the type of parasomnia. These include -

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There can be many possible causes of parasomnia. Along with this, some things can also trigger the symptoms of parasomnia. These include -

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Parasomnia includes many types of sleep disorders. It is a disorder that disturbs sleep. This can happen at any stage of sleep. Types of parasomnias include -


If a person sees a bad dream, he may suddenly wake up from sleep. In this, it becomes very difficult for the person to sleep again. If a person has nightmares more than 1 time in a week, it can badly affect the quality of his sleep.

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Night Terror

night terror is also called sleep terror. This is also like a bad dream. Night terrors usually occur during deep sleep. In this, the person can suddenly wake up. Can feel scared and confused. Episodes of this type of parasomnia can last for about 15 minutes. After this, the person can sleep again. This type of parasomnia is common in children between the ages of 3 and 8.

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Sleepwalking is also a type of parasomnia. This happens when the person is moving here and there. In this situation, the person may be awake, but in reality, he is sleeping. Sleepwalking can occur during the deep non-rapid eye movement phase of the night. This type of parasomnia is common in children between the ages of 5 and 12.

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Sleep Talking

Many people have the habit of mumbling in their sleep. This is also a type of parasomnia. This parasomnia is usually not dangerous. Apart from this, there are many types of parasomnias, which can disrupt sleep.

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Parasomnia is treated according to its type, episode, and severity. To reduce its symptoms, doctors can resort to some medicines and therapy -


If a person gets frequent parasomnia, then in this situation the doctor can prescribe medicines. With the help of medicines, it can help in reducing the symptoms of parasomnia. Medicines to treat parasomnia -

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Parasomnia can also be treated with the help of cognitive behavioral therapy. This therapy can help in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Stress and anxiety are associated with parasomnias. In such a situation, by taking this therapy, there can be a reduction in stress and parasomnia. Apart from this, with the help of talk therapy and hypnosis therapy, it can also help in relieving the symptoms associated with parasomnia.

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Parasomnia is a condition in which a person starts behaving abnormally during sleep. Because of this, sleep can be disrupted and the quality of sleep can be reduced. Let us tell you that in parasomnia a person can walk, talk or do any activity during sleep. In parasomnia, a person can also have bad dreams, which can frighten him. This disorder is very common in children, but its treatment is completely possible. Parasomnia can be treated with the help of some medicines and therapy.

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