Navigation Links
Sleepwalking to sex during sleep, a new disorder detected

From insomnia to sexomnia, is it a small step? Sleeplessness to sleepwalking to sex during sleep .

It is possible, says, Carlos Schenck, a psychiatrist at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center and the Hennepin County Medical Center, who has been studying bizarre sleep-related disorders for the past 20 years.

That includes people who eat while asleep and even drive a car. In the June issue of the journal Sleep, Schenck and his colleagues Isabelle Arnulf and Mark Mahowald reveal, after a review of the literature, talk at length about such a disorder.

Manifestations include sexual vocalizations, masturbation, fondling another person, intercourse, and assaultive sexual behaviors, they say.

People are very embarrassed by this; it's very shameful, humiliating. I see a lot of people with sleep-related eating, and they're embarrassed, especially with the weight gain. But with sleep sex, they're really ashamed, notes Schenck.

Some disorders that can bring on abnormal sexual behaviours:
Restless leg syndrome has caused several cases of masturbation or rhythmic pelvic movement while entering sleep.
Narcolepsy severe tiredness known to cause intense hallucinations of rape and sexual assault when patients do get to REM or dream stage sleep.
Insomnia several cases of hypersexuality during waking hours.

Schenck says a computer search of peer-reviewed journals and other sources uncovered more than 125 cases dating to 1986 that provide the basis for the new classification system.

They include:

31 cases resulting from parasomnias, which is especially unstable delta sleep, a period of the slowest brain wave activity. Usually associated with sleepwalking, it has resulted in sexual talking, masturbation, fondling, sexual intercourse and aggressive sexual behaviour. Several rapes have been associated with this sleep state.
Seven inc idents of epileptic seizures during sleep that have brought on intense orgasms, grabbing of partners and violent masturbation.
78 cases of Kleine-Levin syndrome, which causes intense and lengthy bouts of sleep.

It's important to know that it's treatable. A physician would do a family history, and a partner sleep history. Most of the patients in our review did have a very rich history of parasomnias, such as sleepwalking, sleeptalking. Most responded to standard therapy, which includes medication such as benzodiazepines and klonipin, Schenck adds confidently.

Both are minor tranquilizers, prescribed for treatment of such problems as anxiety, insomnia, agitation, seizures, and muscle spasms, as well as alcohol withdrawal.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Sleepwalking has genetic roots
2. Sleepwalking linked to a gene
3. IMA wants members not to do sex determination tests during pregnancy
4. Heart Attacks during Menstruation!
5. Waking during surgery
6. Cigerettes unsafe during pregnancy
7. Strokes increased during squatting
8. Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of cleft palate
9. Light therapy decreases depression during pregnancy
10. Watch what you eat during summer
11. Drink more fluids during exercise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/29/2017)... ... April 29, 2017 , ... Saturday, April 29, marks World ... veterinarians have on animal health and welfare as well as on public health. ... choose a theme each year and this year have selected “Antimicrobial Resistance—From Awareness ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... Clara, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 ... ... is pleased to announce the integration of Microsoft(R) Word(TM) Online(TM), which enables sleep ... user experience, since it streamlines the reporting process and provides a familiar interface ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... http://www.wiredlifesolutions.com , “Computers are everywhere and they’re here to stay,” said Sharon ... Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... The ... plaque in recently to the labor and delivery team at Women’s Hospital at Renaissance ... mothers who give birth at the hospital and decide to donate. , “Women’s ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has published a new post ... Yisrayl says with so many titles and names for the Creator, it’s hard for ... little Scripture, backed with a lot of research, the truth is undeniable. , “If ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive ... offering. ... market was valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn in 2015, and ... at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2024. ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... - CRH Medical Corporation (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM) (the "Company"), announces that ... Conference 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario ... of the Company is scheduled to present on Tuesday, May 2 ... the Chairman of the Board, Tony Holler will also ... For more ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... NEW YORK , April 19, 2017 ... Surgical drainage devices are tubes used to remove excess ... include, blood, serum, pus, urine, bile or lymph. Surgical ... types of surgery such as orthopedics surgery, cardiovascular surgery, ... device is prophylactic post-surgery to prevent accumulation of fluid ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: