Definition of hyperarousal
- Although insomnia is considered a sleep disorder, its pathophysiology suggests hyperarousal during sleep and wakefulness.
- —Daniel J. Buysse
- To be given a diagnosis of PTSD, a person has to have been exposed to an extreme stressor or traumatic event to which he or she responded with fear, helplessness, or horror and to have three distinct types of symptoms consisting of reexperiencing of the event, avoidance of reminders of the event, and hyperarousal for at least one month.
- —Rachel Yehuda