Category: Parasomnias

REM Parasomnias


Mark W. Mahowald, MD, Parasomnia Pioneer, Dies at 76

Mark W. Mahowald, MD, who dedicated his career to sleep medicine—much of it as sleep center director at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, a part of Hennepin County Medical Center—died of pneumonia on March 18, with his family at his side.

Non-REM Parasomnias


Why Do Some People Talk in Their Sleep?

Scientists aren't exactly sure why sleep talking occurs during stage 3 sleep, but it may relate to how “different areas of the brain communicate really well with each other” during this particular sleep stage, reports Mic.