Parasomnia NOS Suggestions

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

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions for Parasomnia NOS

Any sleep disorder, including those that belong to the category of parasomnia NOS, when causing debilitating consequences and can pose a threat or risk to its victims needs immediate treatment. It is necessary to undertake a thorough assessment and evaluation in order to obtain a more accurate diagnosis, which is vital in making the treatment plan. Because sleep disorders encompasses a broader scope of sleep related mental illness, it is important to identify the underlying cause for such conditions. In general, parasomnia of any form results in disrupted sleep and deprives the person with quality sleep that they need to become more functional with their daily tasks and activities. Thus sleep hygiene is one of the most important routines that must be observed by those with sleep disorders. Being able to sleep will help condition your mind and body to carry out daily tasks. The following are some sleep hygiene ideas to observe in order to get better quality and adequate sleep to help counteract the distressing symptoms of parasomnias:

  • Always observe a regular bedtime schedule.
  • Avoid daytime naps
  • Refrain from vigorous exercise 2 hours before bed time.
  • Avoid stressful activities before bed time.
  • Keeping your room dark, cool, and quiet will help promote sleepiness.
  • Try relaxation technique before going to bed such as yoga, meditation and deep breathing.
  • Once you cannot sleep get up from bed and do something relaxing and quiet.
  • Avoid nicotine and alcohol before bed time.
  • Refrain from taking caffeine (tea, coffee, soft drinks and diet pills)
  • Avoid spicy foods 4-6 hours before bedtime.
  • Use comfortable beddings.

Could You Have Parasomnia NOS?

Parasomnia NOS Topics

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