A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: sleep walking?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michelle Zetoony answered
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Somnambulism: Sleep walking is the act of movement, typically walking, during unconscious state of sleep. Person has no conscious awareness of the act. Typically this occurs during nrem sleep because during rem there is mostly atonia found making it impossible. Falls into same category as sleep sex, sleep talking and even sleep terrors.
Answered on Dec 1, 2012
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