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Confusional arousal

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Confusional arousal

The video shows a typical confusional arousal episode arising from slow-wave sleep. The patient is sleeping in a supine position, raises his head and trunk, looks around, screams, and touches his head. (Contributed by Dr. Federica Provini.)

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  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
  • Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movements during sleep