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Parasomnias

What is a parasomnia?

What is a parasomnia?

Parasomnias are a group of disorders that are characterized by unwanted behavior that occurs during both REM and non-REM sleep stages.

Sleepwalking in Children

Somnambulism, better known as sleepwalking, is a disorder most frequently found in young adolescents. 

How can Parasomnias Affect your Child?

How can Parasomnias Affect your Child?

Growing children need more sleep as their bodies change and develop. However, getting enough rest can be a challenge if they experience disruptive sleep disorders such as sleepwalking, night terrors or sleep talking.

Sleepwalking and Pain

Have you ever woken up in front of the refrigerator and wondered how you got there? Or perhaps you’ve witnessed a child or bed partner walking around in a daze? This mysterious behavior is known as sleepwalking. 

Are you ‘Beyond Tired’ today?

The National Sleep Foundation recently launched a new campaign to address sleep disorders affecting more than 40 million Americans every day. The campaign, called ‘Beyond Tired,’ follows the stories of four individuals suffering from sleep issues, including insomnia.

Infant Sleep Disorders can Range from the Expected to the Serious

Most new parents know how it feels to be awake at odd hours with a crying infant. But when are such episodes the result of more than just the nuances of childhood? Due to the perception that it’s natural for infants to be “up and down” at all hours, some parents don’t seek help for what could be more than their child’s mercurial disposition: infant sleep disorders. In many cases, infants that don’t receive proper sleep can be readjusted to a healthier sleep pattern by a change in their daily routine, such as not napping late in the afternoon and not eating full meals before bedtime.