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A 26-year-old female asked about a female:

what could be some reason why a child is sleep walking?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Sleep walk.: One theory is that the cause is a delay in maturation of the central nervous system. Other possibilities include genetic predisposition, excess tiredness, sleep deprivation, fever, other sleep disorders such as restless legs, or medications.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Sleepwalking : Sleepwalking can be caused by apoor daytime schedule, stress in the house, medication a full bladder or enuresis as well as illness.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sleep issues: Sleep walking/talking/terrors are often related to lack of adequate sleep habits.They often arise or worsen during periods of excessive scheduled activities.An 11 yo should never try to get by on less than 9 hrs/night and heavy sport participation or studying adds to that need.Sleeep more/walk less.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How do you cope with your child sleep walking?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Work on sleep ritual: Sleep walking is felt to represent a problem with deep sleep resulting from a longer term lack of efficient sleep. As little as an extra half hour per day of restorative sleep may stop the process.Stopping tv or video games within the hours before sleep can help as well as day planning to protect sleep duration.

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