Parasomnia overlap disorder with sexual behaviors during sleep in a patient with obstructive sleep apnea

Rodolfo Soca, Joseph C. Keenan, Carlos H. Schenck

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Abstract

Sleep-related abnormal sexual behaviors (sexsomnia) are classified as a subtype of NREM sleep parasomnias. Sexsomnia has been reported as part of parasomnia overlap disorder (POD) in two other patients. We present the case of a 42-year-old male patient with video-polysomnography (vPSG) documented POD. The patient had sleepwalking, sleep-related eating, confusional arousals, sexsomnia, sleeptalking, and REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). Confusional arousals and RBD were documented during the vPSG. This case had the added complexity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) playing a role in sleepwalking and sleep related eating, with good response to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). The sexsomnia did not respond to nCPAP but responded substantially to bedtime clonazepam therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1189-1191
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Parasomnia overlap disorder
  • REM sleep behavior disorder
  • Sexsomnia
  • Sleepwalking

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