Posted by: Indonesian Children | September 13, 2009

Sleep Disorder Causes

Specific causes exist for parasomnias, but each type of parasomnia has a number of predisposing factors. They are as follows:  

Nightmare disorder

  • Personality disorders
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Other stressors
  • Drugs, for example, levodopa, beta-adrenergic drugs, and withdrawal of REM-suppressing medications 

Sleep terror disorder

  • Fever
  • Sleep deprivation (lack of sleep)
  • CNS depressant medications

Sleepwalking disorder

REM sleep behavior disorder

Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder



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