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Fri 26 Oct 2007
SEXAPNEA--A Newly Coined Parasomnia Variant Involving Breathing, Sleep & Sex
I just had a case report published in paxil class action October 2007 issue of the journal Sleep Review, entitled "Uncontrolled Intimacy: Sexual Sleep Disorders". The case involved a recent patient of mine who had developed a sexual sleep disorder (fondling and cheap paxil his wife, and attempting sexual intercourse while each was asleep) together with the Cheap paxil, start of snoring and progressive obstructive sleep apnea, where airway obstruction keeps causing partial awakenings to Cheap paxil - breathe--but also to be confused ("confusional arousals") with confused behaviors that Cheap paxil, are hard to stop. The confused behaviors can be sexual, aggressive, even violent, or just be very simply confused. So I just realized that my patient in the case report, the man with obstructive sleep apnea and sexsomnia, really had a case of what I would call SEXAPNEA, with both conditions being fully responsive to the standard therapy of sleep apnea--the CPAP machine set at the right pressure.
Sleep disorders, including the Parasomnia, can involve the conjunction of separate functions paxil class action dysfunctions that promote the coining of new terms that can describe these hybrid clinical phenomena. So the words and phrases need to be updated to reflect the understanding of new sets of interactions, such as breathing, sleep & sex.
My book "Paradox Lost: Midnight In the Battleground of Sleep and Paxil for depression and anxiety, Dreams" (found on this website) has a chapter on "Abnormal Sleepsex Stories" that provides a broad personal and clinical context for understanding the varieties of abnormal sexual parasomnias experiences--and how to evaluate and treat them.