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September 1 - September 1 2010 HSES 260 Parasomnias body systems become activated as if the person is awake involving physiological functions or

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September 1, 2010 HSES 260 Parasomnias: body systems become activated as if the person is awake, involving physiological functions or behavior. Sleepwalking disorder: walking about in NREM stages 3-4 with little or no memory of the event. Nocturnal Eating Disorder: rises from bed at night and eats or drinks while asleep. Most sufferers are female. Night Eating syndrome: repeatedly awakening with need to eat at night. Commonly 50% daily calories consumed at night by sufferers. Nightmare disorder: waking from REM sleep with vivid memory of a frightening dream. Sleep Terror disorder: waking from deep NREM sleep displaying physiological fear response. *REM Behavior disorder: failure of REM paralysis when dreaming, thus acting out dreams. (Older adults with padded rooms) Sexomnia: sexual acts while asleep. How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep Maintain a regular sleep schedule Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol Get regular exercise but not close to bedtime Manage stress Establish relaxing bedtime rituals. Avoid eating too close to bedtime
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course HSES 260 taught by Professor Laurietennant during the Fall '09 term at Kansas.

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September 1 - September 1 2010 HSES 260 Parasomnias body systems become activated as if the person is awake involving physiological functions or

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