Parasomnias are unwanted events or experiences that occur while sleeping. These behaviors or events can occur at any stage of sleep, even including the transition from sleeping to wakefulness. Some of the most common parasomnias include somnambulism (sleepwalking), somniloquy (sleep talking), nightmares or night terrors, nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), and teeth grinding. Though parasomnias can range in severity and frequency, they all can negatively impact your quality of sleep. Depending on the type of parasomnia you have, it may also impact the sleep of your friends and family.
If you have been experiencing symptoms that match up with parasomnia, it is best to consult your doctor. Some parasomnias can be dangerous if left untreated – especially those that involve you getting up and moving around while you are still asleep and unaware of your surroundings.
The good news is that like other sleep disorders, these are treatable. We recommend browsing these helpful articles on different forms of parasomnia. Educate yourself today and learn how you can get plenty of restful sleep again.