Parasomnia

The team of leading physicians at Bluepoint Medical Associates, with convenient locations in both Centreville and Leesburg, Virginia, help patients who suffer from parasomnia sleep disorders. Bluepoint’s effective parasomnia treatments have enabled numerous children and adults across Northern Virginia get the restful sleep they need.

What Is Parasomnia?

Parasomnias are sleep disorders characterized by disruptive and undesirable behaviors. These behaviors include:

  • Sleep talking
  • Sleepwalking
  • Night terrors and nightmares
  • REM sleep behavior disorder
  • Confusional arousals
  • Sleep paralysis


Are these disorders dangerous?

Some disorders, such as sleep talking, typically don’t threaten a person’s health. However, others such as sleepwalking can. A person who is walking while not fully cognoscente of his or her surroundings can easily have an accident. Night terrors or nightmares may not pose physical danger, but can be emotionally disturbing and disrupt sleep, causing daytime fatigue.


Should someone exhibiting parasomnia symptoms be awakened?

Trying to awaken a person during a parasomniac episode may trigger an aggressive or violent reaction. For that reason, it is better to either gently lead the person back to bed, guiding the person by the arm while talking in a soft voice.

Who is at risk for parasomnias?

About 10% of the population in this country suffer from parasomnias, according to the National Sleep Foundation. These disorders are more common in children, but affect adults as well. Children are especially vulnerable due to the immaturity of their brains. Many eventually do outgrow their parasomnias. These sleep issues also seem to have a genetic component, as they frequently run in families. Parasomnias may be triggered by various medications and other types of sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea.


How are parasomnias treated?

At Bluepoint Medical our experienced sleep medicine specialists utilize a variety of approaches to remedying parasomnias. Depending on the individual’s symptoms, age and situation, treatment can include:

  • Creating a healthy sleep routine, including keeping a regular sleep schedule, implementing a relaxing bedtime regime, and making sure to get enough sleep. 
  • Lifestyle changes, such as increasing exercise and stress management techniques.
  • Medications may be prescribed drug therapies that are used to control symptoms.

Bluepoint Medical Associates

Sleep Physicians & Weight Loss Specialists located in Centreville, VA and Lake Ridge, VA

Bluepoint Medical Associates is a facility that specializes in weight loss management and sleep, serving the residents of Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area. Click here to take a virtual tour of our office and facilities. Through state of the art technology and with the use of cutting-edge techniques and treatment programs, health care professionals at the facility are able to provide their patients with the highest level of care. By working hand in hand with their patients, they are able to help them reach their weight loss goals. 

Bluepoint Medical Associates offers a wide variety of procedures that provide patients with the tools they need to regain control of their weight as well as their lives. Along with dietary and nutritional meal planning, the staff at the facility also offer counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (or CBT-I), PAP Therapy, and Inspire Therapy. Staff members also offer a strong support system for their patients to help them get through the tough times.

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Bluepoint Medical Associates

Bluepoint Medical Associates is a facility that specializes in weight loss management and sleep, serving the residents of Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area. Click here to take a virtual tour of our office and facilities. Through state of the art technology and with the use of cutting-edge techniques and treatment programs, health care professionals at the facility are able to provide their patients with the highest level of care. By working hand in hand with their patients, they are able to help them reach their weight loss goals. 

Bluepoint Medical Associates offers a wide variety of procedures that provide patients with the tools they need to regain control of their weight as well as their lives. Along with dietary and nutritional meal planning, the staff at the facility also offer counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (or CBT-I), PAP Therapy, and Inspire Therapy. Staff members also offer a strong support system for their patients to help them get through the tough times.


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