Night terrors, sleepwalking, and confusional arousals in the general population: their frequency and relationship to other sleep and mental disorders.

@article{Ohayon1999NightTS,
  title={Night terrors, sleepwalking, and confusional arousals in the general population: their frequency and relationship to other sleep and mental disorders.},
  author={Maurice Moyses Ohayon and Christian Guilleminault and R. G. Priest},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={268-76; quiz 277}
}
BACKGROUND Arousal parasomnias (night terrors, sleepwalking, and confusional arousals) have seldom been investigated in the adult general population. Clinical studies of parasomnias, however, show that these disorders may be indicators of underlying mental disorders and may have serious consequences. METHOD A representative sample of the United Kingdom population (N = 4972) was interviewed by telephone with the Sleep-EVAL system. RESULTS Night terrors were reported by 2.2% (95% CI = 1.8% to… CONTINUE READING