What is Parasomnias?

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While addressing our wellness. Parasomnias cannot be ignored. You must know that those are disruptive-sleep-related disorders. This condition highlights some of the most unexplainable and weirdest behaviours. Some are very serious, however. Parasomnias are quite different from Insomnia. One must know about them so the personal wellness of one’s self or the loved ones you have may never be compromised. The first step to address all issues is awareness. You can only find solutions when you know about the problems. Without awareness, any amount of wellness is impossible because if you look out for one aspect, you will miss the other. Therefore, it’s very necessary to get as much awareness as you can about every aspect of your life. Wellness, of course, is a very wide horizon, but we can address its dimensions if we work on ourselves and allow wellness to reach our body and mind.

It includes:

. Abnormal Movements

. Emotions Oriented Actions

. Talking in sleep

. Night Terrors

. REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder

. Sleep Enuresis Night Eating Disorder

. Nightmares

. Rhythmic movement disorder (RMD)

. Hallucinations

. Sleep Enuresis

. Exploding head Syndourm

. Bruxism ( teeth grinding or clenching jaw)

. Myoclonus

. Nocturnal Leg Cramps

. Night Eating Disorders

. REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder

. Confusional Arousal

Abnormal Movements

A parasomnia can occur during or before sleep. Actually, during sleep, our involuntary muscles twitch during sleep. It is called Sleep Myoclonus also. It is considered to be a neurological disorder. A parasomnia is behaviour whi9ch is shown in sleep, including the transition from wakefulness to sleeping and reverse back. People who have parasomnia move around and unknowingly do abnormal things. Twitches and seizures occur in this condition.

Emotion Oriented Actions

Sleepwalking studies tells researchers and health experts that it is found in around 4% o0f the adult population. This state occurs when a person’s brain is fully functional but the person is partially asleep. it is interlinked with many behaviours as sleep texting. sleep-driving etc.

Talking In Sleep

in this, a person is asleep but partially, and whatever he is dreaming about he talks about it. This is generated from the subconscious mind. Sometimes one can understand whatever a person is saying in sleep, and sometimes can’t.

Night Terrors

In this, a person feels an immense state of fear while sleeping. Disorientation and terror rising while still asleep adds up to rapid heart beating, trying to scream and trying to move in a frightened state.

REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder

This can happen to anyone. In this condition, vivid dreams occur and many feel their muscles temporarily paralyzed this is known as atonia.

Night Eating Disorder

many people whenever wake up in the middle of their restful sleep, feel like eating more which identifies this problem as Night eating disorder.


when a person gets frightened in the dream too much and sees horrifying things it is called Nightmares. It is equally common in kids and adults.

Rhythmic movement disorder (RMD)

It is a state in which children or even adults make repetitive movements or rock themselves uncontrollably to sleep.


People have hallucinations during their sleep or after waking up from sleep. These are also called hypnopompic hallucinations.

Sleep Enuresis

When people wet the bed while sleeping. this unconscious urination is considered another side of parasomnia.

Exploding Head Syndrom

In this people feel like something is exploding in their head. This can be due to stress, emotional discomfort or simply after a long air journey in form of jet lag.

Bruxism ( teeth grinding or clenching jaw)

*In this condition of Parasomnia people grind their teeth while sleeping. This could be because of too much stress, anxiety, fatigue, or any medical condition. It can be damaging to the jawline and teeth.

Night Eating Disorder

many people whenever wake up in the middle of their restful sleep, feel like eating more which identifies this problem as Night eating disorder.

Nocturnal Leg Cramps

A person in sleep when suffering from immediate severe cramps, leg twists, or muscle contractions, this parasomnia condition is called Nocturnal leg cramps.




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