Parasomnias are group of sleep disorders that involve unwanted events or experiences that occur while you’re falling asleep, sleeping, or waking up. They may include abnormal behaviors, complex movements, dreams, and emotions. Such disorders including sleepwalking, night terrors, REM behavior sleep disorder, sleep paralysis, and a variety of other conditions. At times it may be confused with seizure-like activity.
Parasomnias typically start in childhood and may persist into adulthood.