Sexsomnia presents differently from case to case. Common behaviors include:
• Dirty talk
• Sexual fondling
• Sexual intercourse
These behaviors can be directed towards someone else, and in some cases, sexsomnia episodes have been reported as violent, harmful, and aggressive.
A person dealing with sexsomnia will fall back asleep after an event and have total amnesia when they wake.
• A history of parasomnias
• sleep deprivation
• increased stress
• certain medications
• drinking alcohol
• using recreational drugs or prescription drugs you weren’t prescribed
• irregular sleep patterns
• A history of substance abuse
• A history of trauma or abuse
• Use of sleeping pills
Steps To Improve Sleep Hygiene
Keeping a sleep schedule – going to bed and waking up at the same time every day.
Having a relaxing bedtime ritual, such as taking a bath or reading a novel.
Keeping stress and anxiety under control so that worries do not interfere with sleep.
Getting enough sleep.