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Somnambulism - Merriam-Webster Online

11/21/2014
09:28 | Author: Evan Martin

Somnambulism
Somnambulism - Merriam-Webster Online

Definition of somnambulism from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.

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Sleepwalking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

11/20/2014
07:04 | Author: Devin Garcia

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Sleepwalking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism or noctambulism, is a sleep disorder belonging to the parasomnia family. Sleepwalkers arise from the slow wave.

Acting out a dream is the basis for a REM (rapid eye movement) sleep disorder called REM Behavior Disorder (or REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, RSBD). In fact, it occurs when the sleeper is enjoying his most oblivious, deepest sleep—a stage in which dreams are not usually reported." More recent research has discovered that sleepwalking is actually a disorder of NREM (non-rapid eye movement) arousal. Sleepwalking was initially thought to be a dreamer acting out a dream. More accurate data about sleep is due to the invention of technologies such as the electroencephalogram ( EEG ) by Hans Berger in 1924 and BEAM by Frank Duffy in the early 1980s.

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Sleepwalking - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health

9/19/2014
05:56 | Author: Evan Martin

Somnambulism
Sleepwalking - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health

Sleepwalking (somnambulism) most often occurs during deep, non-REM sleep (stage 3 or stage 4 sleep) early in the night. If it occurs during REM sleep, it is.

If they are not disturbed, sleepwalkers will go back to sleep. The episode can be very brief (a few seconds or minutes) or it can last for 30 minutes or longer. Most episodes last for less than 10 minutes. But they may fall asleep in a different or even unusual place.

In the elderly, sleepwalking may be a symptom of an organic brain syndrome or REM behavior disorders.

Some people mistakenly believe that a sleepwalker should not be awakened. It is not dangerous to awaken a sleepwalker, although it is common for the person to be confused or disoriented for a short time when they wake up.

It is unusual for sleepwalkers to perform activities that are dangerous.

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Somnambulism Define Somnambulism at Dictionary.com

7/18/2014
03:28 | Author: Caitlin White

Somnambulism
Somnambulism Define Somnambulism at Dictionary.com

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It occurs only during deep sleep, when dreams are basically absent. Sleepwalking is most common in children, though it may also appear in adolescents and young adults. The episode usually ends with the sleepwalker returning to sleep, with no subsequent memory of the episode. a behavioral disorder of sleep in which a person sits up and performs various motor actions, such as standing, walking about, talking, eating, screaming, dressing, going to the bathroom, or even leaving the house. Sleepwalking becomes dangerous only when the possibility exists of the sleepwalker accidentally injuring himself.

See sleepwalking. somnambulism som·nam·bu·lism (sŏm-nām'byə-lĭz'əm) n.

Originally brought into use during the excitement over "animal magnetism;" it won out over noctambulation. A stack of related words came into use early 19c., e.g. 1786, "walking in one's sleep or under hypnosis," from French somnambulisme, from Modern Latin somnambulus "sleepwalker," from Latin somnus "sleep" (see Somnus ) + ambulare "to walk" (see amble (v.)). somnambule "sleepwalker" (1837, from French somnambule, 1690s), earlier somnambulator (1803); as adjectives, somnambulary (1827), somnambular (1820).

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SOMNAMBULISM

5/17/2014
01:20 | Author: Caitlin White

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SOMNAMBULISM

Forced arousal from sleep can induce episodes. The "classical" arousal disorders are sleepwalking (somnambulism), sleep terrors and confusional arousals.

Key Names: Nocturnal Eating Syndrome, Sleep-Related Eating, Sleep Eating Disorder, Night Eating Disorder, Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder.

Reduce the stress and anxiety levels Keep to a regular schedule of going to bed and getting up at the same time Don't eat a heavy meal right before bedtime If an episode occurs, make sure the sleep talker is safe and gently soothe them. Children seem to be prone to it, especially if they sleepwalk too. What are the symptoms? speech or utterances during sleep Episodes are not associated with awareness of talking Polysomnography (sleep recording) shows episodes of sleep talking that can occur in any stage of sleep It can be associated with psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders It can be associated with medical disorders such as febrile illness (fever) It can be associated with other sleep disorders such as sleepwalking, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, or REM sleep behavior disorder Why do some people talk in their sleep? Nobody knows for sure.

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