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The Co-Occurrence of Sexsomnia, Sleep Bruxism and Other Sleep Disorders

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Department of Internal Medicine, Occupational Diseases and Hypertension, Wroclaw Medical University, 50-367 Wroclaw, Poland
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Department of Experimental Dentistry, Wroclaw Medical University, 50-367 Wroclaw, Poland
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Department and Clinic of Psychiatry, Wroclaw Medical University, 50-367 Wroclaw, Poland
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Division of Respiratory Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2, Canada
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Department of Periodontology, Wroclaw Medical University, 50-367 Wroclaw, Poland
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J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7(9), 233; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm7090233
Received: 3 August 2018 / Revised: 19 August 2018 / Accepted: 20 August 2018 / Published: 23 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sleep Bruxism—The Controversial Sleep Movement Activity)
Background: Sleep sex also known as sexsomnia or somnambulistic sexual behavior is proposed to be classified as NREM (non-rapid eye movement) parasomnia (as a clinical subtype of disorders of arousal from NREM sleep—primarily confusional arousals or less commonly sleepwalking), but it has also been described in relation to REM (rapid eye movement) parasomnias. Methods: The authors searched the PubMed database to identify relevant publications and present the co-occurrence of sexsomnia and other sleep disorders as a non-systematic review with case series. Results: In the available literature the comorbidity of sexsomnia and other sleep disorders were reported mainly in case reports and less in case series. Sexsomnia was reported both with one and with multiple sleep-related disorders, with NREM parasomnias and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) being the most commonly reported. Furthermore, the authors enrich the article with new findings concerning two novel cases of sleep bruxism triggering recurrent sexsomnia episodes. Conclusions: Sexsomnia has still not been reported in the literature as often as other parasomnias. The coexistence of sexsomnia and other sleep-related disorders should be more thoroughly examined. This could help both in sexsomnia as well as other sleep-related disorders management. View Full-Text
Keywords: sexsomnia; sleep sex; sleep bruxism; sleepwalking; sleep talking; obstructive sleep apnea; video-polisomnography sexsomnia; sleep sex; sleep bruxism; sleepwalking; sleep talking; obstructive sleep apnea; video-polisomnography
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Martynowicz, H.; Smardz, J.; Wieczorek, T.; Mazur, G.; Poreba, R.; Skomro, R.; Zietek, M.; Wojakowska, A.; Michalek, M.; Wieckiewicz, M. The Co-Occurrence of Sexsomnia, Sleep Bruxism and Other Sleep Disorders. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 233.

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