Parasomnias are a set of sleep disorders that involve abnormal movements, behaviors, emotions, perceptions, and dreams that occur while falling asleep, sleeping, between sleep stages, or during arousal from sleep.

Examples of parasomnias include sleep talking, sleep walking, REM sleep behavior disorder, nightmares, night terrors, confusional arousals etc. where a person exhibits abnormal behaviors during sleep.

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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. Learn more…

Frequently asked questions regarding parasomnias

  • What is Sexomnia?
  • What is hypersomnia?
  • What causes parasomnia?
  • What allows us to sleep?
  • How common is parasomnia?
  • How do you fix parasomnia?
  • Do I have sleep drunkenness?
  • What is parasomnia disorder?
  • Why do people talk in sleep?
  • Is Night terrors a disorder?
  • What is confusional arousal?
  • How do you treat parasomnias?
  • Is parasomnia a mental illness?
  • Can you sleep without knowing it?
  • Is confusional arousal dangerous?
  • What causes night hallucinations?
  • Why do I see weird things at night?
  • What is Parasomnias sleep disorder?
  • What are the symptoms of parasomnia?
  • What are Dyssomnias and parasomnias?
  • Can sleeping pills cause depression?
  • How do you stop confusional arousals?
  • What are different types of parasomnias?
  • What are the four major sleep disorders?
  • Are nightmares a sign of mental illness?
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