Sentence Examples


  • Parental observation of the child's sleeping patterns and careful record-keeping of symptoms of any sleep disruption through use of a sleep journal will usually reveal any parasomnia patterns that may require professional assessment.
  • Nightmares: A common parasomnia characterized by dreams with frightening psychological content, a feeling of imminent physical danger, and a sensation of being trapped or suffocated.
  • Nightmare disorder is a parasomnia in which the child is repeatedly awakened from sleep by frightening dreams and is fully alert on awakening.
  • Sleepwalking, another parasomnia disorder, may also occur in as many as one third of children with night terrors.
  • Nightmares are a type of sleep disruption, or parasomnia, characterized by frightening psychological content.