To learn more about sleep-related violence, Medical Bag spoke with Scott G. Williams, MD.

Also, there have been some high-profile cases covered in the media that have further served to increase awareness about the possibility of parasomnia behavior resulting in violence. There was even a Hollywood movie in 2013 titled Side Effects that documented medication-induced non-rapid eye movement (NREM) parasomnia activity and its possible role in a murder.

I would have to speculate as to why sexsomnia is one of the most frequently implicated parasomnia diagnoses, but it probably has more to do with the type of alleged crime than any increase in the true incidence of sexsomnia as a disorder.