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Copy of Sexsomnia

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Ruben Cisneros

on 13 January 2014

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The first research paper that suggested that sexual behavior during sleep may be a new type of parasomnia was published in 1996 by three researchers from the University of Toronto (Colin Shapiro and Nik Trajanovic) and the University of Ottawa (Paul Fedoroff).
Many occurrences happen alongside Sleep sex such as Sleepwalking, sleep apnea, night terrors and bed wetting.
Some trigger factors include:
• A history of sleep disorders, such as sleep walking;
• A family history of arousal disorders;

A person with this disorder may engage in sexual acts such as masturbation, fondling, intercourse, and sometimes rape while they are asleep
What causes

Many parasomnias, including sexsomnia, are poorly understood. The exact causes of sexsomnia are still not discovered. However, there are obviously some circumstances that make sexsomnia more likely to occur to certain people.

What is Sexsomnia?
Sexsomnia, also know as sleep sex, is a condition in which a person performs sexual actions while still asleep. Sexsomnia falls under parasomnia, which means you engage in actions while you sleep.
Cause Ext...
In some cases sexsomnia runs through families. But drug and alcohol abuse is another cause of sexsomnia.
Symptoms Cont...
• Too much alcohol;
• Too little sleep;
• Too much stress;
• The presence of a bed partner;
• The existence of a sleep apnea, such as very heavy snoring (as distinct from normal snoring, which is not a sleep apnea).
Symptoms of Sexsomnia
How do Doctors diagnose Sexsomnia?
Doctors must trace back to see if the sleep sex was caused as a child and they must check to see if these patients were actually asleep during the actions.
Problems with Diagnosis.
The difficulty in diagnosis is the restricted research due to the limited clinics with experience that actually handle diagnosing and or dealing with cases of alleged

Case Study
Jennifer Lawrence has been experiencing a lot of stress trying to finish the filming of The Hunger Games:Mocking Jay Pt2. Stressful enough, she's been waking up to her bodily fluids all over her pajamas that she had just gotten at a sale at Walgreens.
She attended Dr. Baez's and he told her she had a sleep disorder called sexsomnia. This disorder was probably caused by all the stress Ms. Lawrence was experiencing.
Prognosis and Treatment
The chances of death are very slim for Jeniffer, the only possibility of death is if the person diagnosed with Sexsomnia is the contraction of an STD or an STI. There are not many known cures for Sexsomia you could try therapy or hypnosis. Some doctors have had some succsess with certain antidepressants. (zoloft)
Unless your perfectly cool with having it keep living having sex.

Treatment starts by understanding of the Jennifer's sleep cycle. Treating any problems with sleep apnea, calming the mind, maybe by quitting habits such as drinking and smoking. This will help avoid sexsomnia triggers, causes instances of parasomnia. Another action to take is to avoid sleep medication, because some of these actually induce sexsomnia triggers. Although most work will be done through psychiatric help, getting rid of the disorder mentally.Benzodiazepines are used in accompaniment of therapy to help resolve the issue.

Symptoms include various levels of sexual acts from fondling to full fledged intercourse with climax.
Causes are not fully understood, but seems to be a result of confusing arousal, which is when a person suddenly leaves deep sleep but does not fully become conscious.
Occurs most often in people with other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or sleep related epilepsy as well as alcohol use heightens risk of occurrence
Treatment varies depending on suspected cause but medication is often used successfully.

Sleep Sex - It's not that bad
Created By:
Jonathan Baez And Rubin Cisneros
Music By: Cold Play

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History and Overview
According to the data from an experiment in the Toronto Western Hospital, men are more likely to experience sleep sex than women, but both can be effected. Some questions have been raised as to say that maybe many of the cases are false. This "sleep disorder" can also be a rape criminal's escape to an acquittal.
Triggers are factors from normal life, like physical stress and emotional stress. These factors can cause the unconscious action of sleepsex.
Sleep Sex: I Don't Remember
Ruben and Jonathan
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