What are parasomnias?

Updated: Oct 09, 2018
  • Author: Sufen Chiu, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Parasomnias are sleep-related phenomena disrupting normal sleep that result in abnormal behavior, experiential events, or physiological events. Events can take place during sleep-wake transitions, arousal, or REM sleep. The relationship of events to sleep stage and other variables are related to pathogenesis .


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