Sleep Med Psychophysiol.  2006 Jun;13(1):11-14.

Sleep-Related Behaviors during Nocturnal Sleep

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Eunpyung Metropolitan Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine and Center for Sleep and Chronobiology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.


Sleep-related behaviors observed in parasomnias can result in serious injuries of patients and/or spouses. Parasomnia is defined as undesirable physical or behavioral phenomenon occurring during sleep. If these disorders are accurately diagnosed, effective treatments are available. Often, these disorders can be even cured. Environmental management for patient and/or spouse safety and good sleep hygiene are the most recommended for individuals behaving abnormally during sleep. The aim of this article is to review the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of several sleep-related behavior disorders.


Sleep-related behavior; Parasomnia; Injury
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