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PSY 478 Parasomnias

by: Taylor Russell

PSY 478 Parasomnias PSY 478

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Parasomnias such as sleepwalking, REM behavior disorder, and Kleine-Levin Syndrome
Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Dr. Peck
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Taylor Russell on Thursday March 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 478 at University of Arizona taught by Dr. Peck in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Psychlogy at University of Arizona.


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Date Created: 03/24/16
3/22 Parasomnias  Fatal familial insomnia o Rare (extremely)  Sleepwalking o Not acting out your dreams, nREM disorder, occurs during n3 o Usually follows n3 sleep disturbance, “disorder of abrupt arousal” o Who does it?  No gender, 2 percent of ppl  The next day they report non restorative sleep  They can drive, have sex, eat, become violent (PRIMAL BEHAVIORS) o Sexsomnia  Vocalizations, actions, orgasm, no memory recollection  Sleepcrime o Committing crimes while you are asleep o PSG shows funky sleep patterns but it can’t be used in court as a defense  REM Behavior Disorder o Literally acting out your dreams, REM without muscle atonia o Dangerous o Dr. Dement (important figure to know)  Categorized 5 sleep stages  First sleep disorder clinic  Counting apneas  MSLT o Treatment  Behavioral, or Klonopin (benzodiazepine)  Exploding Head Syndrome o Ice-pick headache sensation, wake up to a very loud noise 3/24 Parasomnias Continued  Sleep Paralysis o Consciously awake yet unable to move, can involve hallucinations and panic o Occurs in Hypnagogic state (falling asleep) or Hypnopompic state (waking up) o Waking up while partially still in REM o Triggers  Stimulants, fatigue, deprivation, sleeping on your back(?)  Kleine-Levin Syndrome (sleeping beauty syndrome) o Neuro disorder, sleep up to 22 hours a day during an episode  Increased apetite, sex drive, childish behavior o Commonly starts in adolescence, or following an infection, or drug use, does NOT seem to have hereditary component


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