Sleepwalking Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 11, 2019
  • Author: Syed M S Ahmed, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How is NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type diagnosed?

How are non?rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep arousal disorders characterized?

What are the signs and symptoms of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type

What is the focus of treatment for NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What are parasomnias?

What are the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type with sleep-related sexual behavior (sexsomnia)?

How is NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type with sleep-related eating (SRE) differentiated from night-eating syndrome (NES)?

What is the pathophysiology of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What is the role of genetics in the etiology of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What is the role of environmental factors in the etiology of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What is the role of physiologic factors in the etiology of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

Which medical conditions are associated with NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

Which psychiatric conditions are associated with NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What is the prevalence of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type in the US?

What is the global prevalence of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What are the sexual and racial predilections of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What is the prognosis of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type

Presentation

What is the focus of clinical history for the evaluation of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type

How is NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type differentiated from confusional arousals and sleep terrors?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What are the differential diagnoses for Sleepwalking?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What is the role of polysomnography (PSG) in the workup of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

What is the role of EEG in the workup of NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type?

Treatment

How is NREM sleep arousal disorder, sleepwalking type treated?