Confusional arousal is a sleep disorder that causes a person to act that way for a prolonged period. Episodes usually start when someone is abruptly woken up. The person does not wake up completely and so remains in a foggy state of mind.
The person with a confusional arousal may have difficulty understanding situations around them, react slowly to comma nds or react aggressively as a first response to others.
What can I do for parasomnias?
Many people with parasomnias see an improvement by improving their sleep habits. Some sleep healthy sleep tips include:
Ensure you are getting enough sleep
Keep a regular schedule of going to bed and waking up
Avoid alcohol or other sedatives at night that might make it hard for you to completely wake up
Avoid caffeine or smoking
Keep the bedroom quiet to avoid getting disturbed
We need to make sure that persons suffering from parasomnias remain safe. Some tips for bedroom safety with a parasomnia include:
Avoiding large objects that can fall by the bedside
Make sure there are no objects on the floor that can be tripped over
Close and lock bedroom doors and windows to ensure a person cannot go outside
Consider an alarm or bell on the door
Close shades over windows in case they are hit to protect a person from glass
Remove potentially dangerous objects and weapons in the bedroom
Avoid significant elevation. No bunk beds. Consider mattresses on the ground, and ground floor