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What two factors can increase the frequency of sleep terror episodes?
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Fear and sleep deprivation
What group of disorders are related to night terrors?
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Breathing related sleep disorders
At what point in the sleep cycle do sleep terrors occur?
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During slow wave NREM sleep, in the first third of the night.
________ disorders are ones that interrupts a complex series of processes using neurotransmitters that govern waking. Interruption of these processes or blocks to their completion occur when an individually is partially awake and partially asleep. Sleepwalking is a form.
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When are episodes of sleepwalking most likely to occur?
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In the first third of the night, during slow-wave sleep.
What factors can lead to increased frequency of sleepwalking episodes?
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Sleep deprivation, internal stimuli like a fill bladder, external stimuli like noise, fever and stress.
What age group is most likely to sleepwalk?
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Children aged 11-12
Sleepwalking is most likely to happen ________ hours after a sleepwalker has gone to bed.
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The first 2 hours
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