Parasomnias are abnormal behaviors during sleep of which the sleeper is unaware.
Parasomnias can be quite bothersome; examples include sleep talking, sleep terrors or recurrent nightmares.
Some forms of parasomnia can be dangerous and include:
- Violent behaviors, such as striking out or thrashing.
- Complex behaviors, such as leaving the house, even driving while asleep.
Most parasomnia behaviors are readily treated by a sleep specialist.
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