A 24-year-old member asked:
4 year old daughter is sleep walking & its getting worse, she unlocked deadbolt & was about to go outside..found her in bathtub b4..help?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doc...: First, make sure that her home environment is safe....And install temporary locks high up so she cannot reach etc...Of course to use at night while she is asleep.
If there is a strong family history of this, she may get better later on. In the meantime, get her evaluated to make sure all is ok..
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Work on sleep: After you kid proof your home, work on her sleep pattern.Sleep walking/talking/night terrors are often triggered when a kid has insufficient restful sleep.It flares when they get less and diminishes when they sleep more. Working on a way to get her 10 hrs of productive sleep/night can help end the pattern.If you need help with this see her doc and get a referral to a developmental ped.
Last updated Feb 9, 2017
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