HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Wide range of sleep-related disorders associated with abnormal sexual behaviors, experiences

WESTCHESTER, Ill. A paper published in the June 1st issue of the journal SLEEP is the first literature review and formal classification of a wide range of documented sleep-related disorders associated with abnormal sexual behaviors and experiences. These abnormal sexual behaviors, which emerge during sleep, are referred to as "sleepsex" or "sexsomnia".

"It seems that more and more reports are surfacing of abnormal sexual behaviors emerging during sleep," said Carlos H. Schenck, MD, a senior staff psychiatrist at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center in Minneapolis and the lead author of the review. "While people may think this type of behavior is humorous, in reality it can be disturbing, annoying, embarrassing and a potentially serious problem for some individuals and couples. Despite their awareness of the condition, many sufferers often delay seeking help, either because they don't know that it's a medical disorder or for fear that others will instead judge it as willful behavior. This paper highlights the expanding set of sleep disorders and other nocturnal disorders known to be associated with abnormal sexual behaviors and experiences, or the misperception of sexual events. The legal consequences are also described and discussed."

Prior to the writing and publication of the review, Dr. Schenck and his colleagues conducted computerized literature searches of peer-reviewed journal articles and looked through textbooks and other sources for information on sexual activity during sleep or sexual behaviors associated with sleep disorders.

The following is a listing of sleep-related disorders and abnormal sexual behaviors and experiences that Dr. Schenck and his colleagues developed from their searches:

I. Parsomnias with abnormal sleep-related sexual behaviors (sexual vocalizations, masturbation, fondling another person, sexual intercourse with or without orgasm, aggressive sexual behaviors)

    A. Co
    '"/>


Contact: Jim Arcuri
jarcuri@aasmnet.org
708-492-0930
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
1-Jun-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have higher rates of prostate cancer recurrence
2. Stranger danger threat and lack of green spaces put kids off walking
3. Licensing arrangement reached for antiepileptic drug
4. Orange juice is better than lemonade at keeping kidney stones away
5. Surgical plugs in ears bone stops strange form of severe dizziness
6. Aspirin to prevent heart disease is beneficial in a wider range of men
7. Minimally invasive procedure OK for wide range of aorta problems, study shows
8. Statin therapy cost-effective for a wider range of individuals
9. A broader look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
10. Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
11. Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/21/2020)... ... February 21, 2020 , ... Representatives with Florida-based Baby ... grand opening discount 0n its anti-colic portable baby bottle blender. , " Order ... for Baby Blendy LLC, a member of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. "This ...
(Date:2/21/2020)... ... February 21, 2020 , ... Isagenix International ... announced its third and final round of Canada finalists for its annual total-body ... Birr of Markdale, Ontario; Taiya Farrell of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Véronique Collin of Orleans, ...
(Date:2/19/2020)... N.H. (PRWEB) , ... February 19, 2020 , ... ... been honored with a grant of $10,000.00 from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation ... fitness program for students with autism. , The physical fitness program will include ...
(Date:2/19/2020)... ... February 19, 2020 , ... ... the scope of regulations and requirements that currently govern medical device manufacturers under ... which extends until 25 May 2020. Major changes from the previous MDD include:, ...
(Date:2/16/2020)... ... February 16, 2020 , ... ... that it is partnering with AABB and The Joint Commission to provide a ... for PBM teams (directors, managers, coordinators and transfusion safety officers) within U.S. hospitals. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/19/2020)... ... 2020 , ... The Team Type 1 Foundation, a nonprofit organization pursuing a ... diabetes, announced a partnership with VeloCity, a fundraising ride benefiting Grady Hospital, around the ... place on May 2nd and begins on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium field and ends at ...
(Date:2/19/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) ... its annual GHX “Best 50” supply chains in North America. The ... to demonstrate improved operational performance and drive down costs through supply chain automation. ...
(Date:2/15/2020)... ... 14, 2020 , ... Dr. Ray Lopez, renowned foot and ankle surgeon in ... Beauty Network, well known for its exclusive and luxurious lifestyle publication Haute Living, is ... addition to the Haute Beauty members-only network. , Haute Beauty offers a prominent collective ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: