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Related to parasomnia: narcolepsy
Any dysfunction associated with sleep, for example, somnabulism, pavor nocturnus, enuresis, or nocturnal seizures.
parasomnia/para·som·nia/ (-som´ne-ah) a category of sleep disorders in which abnormal events occur during sleep, such as sleepwalking or talking; due to inappropriately timed activation of physiological systems.
Any of a group of sleep disorders characterized by unwanted behaviors or perceptions that occur during sleep or partial arousal from sleep, including sleepwalking, night terrors, and frequent nightmares.
(1) A nonspecific term for any sleep-related disorder—e.g., enuresis, nightmares, somnambulism.
(2) A nonspecific term for any sleep disorder; dyssomnia.
(3) Any sleep disorder caused by disease of the central nervous system.
parasomniaSleep disorders A dyssomnic event occurring during sleep, or induced or exacerbated by sleep–eg, sleepwalking. See Sleep disorder.
Any dysfunction associated with sleep (e.g., somnambulism, pavor nocturnus, enuresis, or nocturnal seizures).
A primary sleep disorder in which the person's physiology or behaviors are affected by sleep, the sleep stage, or the transition from sleeping to waking.
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