Parasomnia is a sleep disorder that affects many people worldwide. This sleep disorder includes minor disorders such as teeth-grinding and confusional arousals, to more severe disorders such as night terrors and sleep paralysis. Even though parasomnias are very common, it has been explained a variety of ways through the use of mythology.
This book is an exploration of some of the many different cultural interpretations of this phenomenon. Since some of the myths do overlap one another, the book has been loosely divided into the most predominant myths followed by similar less-dominant myths.