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Parasomnias

Ask the doctors: sleep talking

Q: How can I stop talking in my sleep?

Tuesday, 28 August, 2012, 6:11pm

Sleepwalker, 8, falls from bedroom window

An eight-year-old boy was fighting for his life in hospital after apparently falling out of a window at his home while sleepwalking yesterday.

The boy, surnamed Hee, fell from his bedroom window at his family's second-floor flat at One Beacon Hill, in Beacon Hill Road, at about 4.30am while his parents and domestic helper were asleep.

13 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Antidepressants linked to sleep disorders in mentally ill

Antidepressants taken by mentally ill patients might make them more prone to sleep disorders.

A Chinese University study, published in the US-based Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, found that parasomnia - a group of sleep disorders - was more common in psychiatric patients than the general population.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Third psychiatrist says prostitute was likely unaware in knife attack

A third psychiatrist has testified that a prostitute who attacked her friend with a fruit knife before trying to strangle and smother her was probably unaware of her actions at the time of the incident.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Attacker was sleepwalking, court told

Prostitute acted out a violent dream, says psychiatrist

A woman who stabbed and tried to smother her friend was most likely sleepwalking at the time of her attack, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Chilling sci-fi novel

Sleepwalking is a clever

sci-fi novel set in a future where the State controls its citizens and where the power of language and ideas is no longer necessary.

But a small group of humans has escaped state programming, and they are developing a secret weapon to overthrow the brave new world where humans are nothing more than machines.

30 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

A thought-provoking read

What do you think the world will be like in 150 years' time? Nicola Morgan gives a chilling answer to that question in her new novel Sleepwalking, an unsettling vision of what the future could hold for our children's children. Of course, it's only fiction, but the disturbing thing about Morgan's novel is that it has a terrible ring of truth to it.

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

Ask mr Brain...all will be explained

What causes sleepwalking? ARIANNA PLK Lee Shing Pik College Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is a sleep disorder which most commonly affects children between the age of six and 12 and is usually a response to an emotional concern. It is more common in boys than girls, and is estimated to affect one to six per cent of children.

14 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Girl survives after sleepwalking off roof

A 16-year-old girl escaped serious injury yesterday after sleepwalking on to the roof of her building, climbing a metre-high fence and falling three storeys.

Wong Yin-yin had disappeared from the bottom bunk of a bed in her parents' second-floor flat in Sunlight Garden, Tat Wan Road, Tai Po, when her 11-year-old brother awoke at about 6am.

10 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Terror in the night

IT was the same almost every night. Michael would sit bolt upright in bed, stare at the corner of the room and scream as loudly as he could. Sometimes he would shout 'No, no. Go away!' It is not surprising that in the old days this sort of distress in children was ascribed to demons. Even today, parents find 'night terrors', as they are called, spooky.

14 Feb 1995 - 12:00am