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Parasomnia NOS Causes

(Also Known As: Parasomnia Causes, Parasomnias Causes, Insomnia Causes, Sleep Disorder Causes, Sleep Problems Causes, Dyssomnias Causes, Parasomnia Sleep Disorder Causes)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Causes Parasomnia NOS?

Parasomnia or sleep disorders are usually caused by interplay of different factors, resulting in a disruption of sleep. The same causes may also be attributed to the cause of parasomnia NOS. It may be caused by the following factors:

  • depression
  • stress
  • biological factors
  • sleep apnea
  • heartburn
  • drugs such as tricyclics, antidepressants, and caffeine
  • periodic limb movement
  • medical conditions
  • sleep deprivation

Some pathophysiology that causes parasomnias, including parasomnia NOS, remains to be unknown, but there are other speculations regarding the role of abnormalities occurring in the normal sleep states. It is believed that there are abnormalities in the normal regulation of sleep phases that cause the occurrence of sleep disorders. This may involve the slow wave sleep and REM sleep. Abnormalities in the sleep wake transition can also be cause of sleep disorders. 4

Could You Have Parasomnia NOS?

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