Sexsomnia is a sleep disorder in which sufferers are completely unaware of their actions. We spoke with Aparajitha K. Verma, M.D., director of the Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Program at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, for one approach to the medical problems you or your loved one may suffer from when trying to sleep.
If you think you might have sexsomnia, use this as a reference point before getting personalized medical advice from your doctor or other accredited sleep expert. --Ed Condron
Sexsomnia is engaging in sexual acts while asleep. Sexsomniacs don't recall anything about the acts they've committed. "This is nothing to be ashamed of if you have sexsomnia," she says. "But it takes a toll on relationships for bed partners."
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Aparajitha K. Verma, M.D., earned her degree from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in Chennai, India, and is the director of the Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Program at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
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