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Sleep Disorders

10 June 2009

Apnoea link to sleepwalking

One in 10 patients with obstructive sleep apnoea also experience "parasomnia" symptoms such as sleepwalking, hallucinations and acting out their dreams, a study has found.

Nearly 1 in 10 patients with obstructive sleep apnoea also experience "parasomnia" symptoms such as sleepwalking, hallucinations and acting out their dreams, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found.

Results were reported at Sleep 2009, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, held this year in Seattle.


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