A 21-year-old female asked:
My son is 8 & has been sleepwalking for 4 years. He's irritable during the day. what should we do?His pediatrician wasn't concerned.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Colin Kerr answered
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Sleepwalking: Approximately 15% of children between 4-12 years of age will experience sleepwalking. Generally sleepwalking behaviors are resolved by late adolescence. (emedicinehealth.Com). For children and adults, sleepwalking is usually a sign of lack of sleep, intense emotional problems, stress, or fever. Unless the child is hurting himself or having psychiatric symptoms, no testing is necessary.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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