10 of the Strangest Sleep Disorders

From snacking to sex--a look at the unusual things some of us do while asleep (11 Photos)

Marissa Capodanno on Aug 20, 2012 at 4:10PM

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10 of the Strangest Sleep Disorders

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Sexsomnia (Sleep Sex)

Patients suffering from this condition perform sexual acts with their partners or themselves while asleep. In 2002, researchers at Stanford University documented cases that were as mild as making sexual sounds while sleeping and others that amounted to full-blown cases of violent sexual assault. Other sleep disorders are often behind the unusual sleep behavior. In some instances clinics like Stanford’s Sleep Disorders Center recommend counseling, psychotherapy or even antidepressants to manage the disorder.

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