Confusional Arousals
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Confusional Arousals

Confusional Arousals

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

Prab R. Tumpati, MD. Dr. Tumpati is the founder and medical director of W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep and MedSpa Centers. Dr Tumpati is board certified physician practicing sleep medicine, obesity medicine, aesthetic medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Tumpati’s passion is to educate patients and get to the root of the problem rather than "band aid medicine". As a physician with fellowship training in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Tumpati has a unique approach to wellness, weight loss, and medical aesthetics with a focus on prevention rather than cure. Dr. Tumpati takes pride in helping patients come of many chronic life style medications such as blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes medications by helping them lose weight and change their life style. Dr Tumpati believes in evidence based medicine rather than fad diets that do not work and works with each patient taking their unique situation in to consideration that causes them to gain weight so he can find a customized solution. Serving as the medical director of the W8MD's New York City, Cherry Hill NJ and greater Philadelphia offices, Dr Tumpati is the leading weight loss, sleep and aesthetic medicine physician in the tristate areas of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.


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