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Are there any good natural remedies to help with sleep walking?

Are there any good natural remedies to help with sleep walking?

Why?: Since sleep walking is generally harmless-no one has any fatigue issues or accidents, why do anything.Think of it as a natural way to burn off excess stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Sleep walking has become a norm in my late teen years. It's memorable and disrupting my sleep. What should I do?

Sleep walking has become a norm in my late teen years. It's memorable and disrupting my sleep. What should I do?

Not much: Sleepwalking is a sleep disorder that there is not much treatment for unfortunately . When a person sleepwalks they should not be disturbed just kept from harm and guided back to bed ...Read more

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I thought sleep walking would be funny, so how would I increase the chance I can sleepwalk?

I thought sleep walking would be funny, so how would I increase the chance I can sleepwalk?

Sleep walking: Somnambulism is not something you want to happen. It can be a normal part of sleep, or it can be pathologic. Yes there are things we do that can make it more likely, but you are not likely to get that information from a sleep physician. If you have this problem then a sleep physician can help to resolve the issue. ...Read more

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Can you consciously control problems like night terrors or sleep walking?

Can you consciously control problems like night terrors or sleep walking?

That's the problem: ...They are unconscious behaviors that are not made aware to our consciousness. If we were concious of our sleepwalking, it would just be "walking." sleep is our normal state of unconsciousness. Only necessary behaviors are generally permitted during sleep: breathing, shifting our weight for comfort in sleep, etc. Sleep walking or talking can be influenced by other concious persons. ...Read more

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4 year old daughter is sleep walking & its getting worse, she unlocked deadbolt & was about to go outside..Found her in bathtub b4..Help?

4 year old daughter is sleep walking & its getting worse, she unlocked deadbolt & was about to go outside..Found her in bathtub b4..Help?

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.. Good luck... ...Read more

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My 7 year old often wakes up crying and sleep walking we have a very peaceful stable home what can be causing this she's also happy at school?

My 7 year old often wakes up crying and sleep walking we have a very peaceful stable home what can be causing this she's also happy at school?

Sleep disorder: The spectrum of sleep walking, sleep talking and night terrors are relatively common in childhood.If the child doesn't immediately wake if you touch & try to console her she is in a deep sleep state, a night terror & not a nightmare.These are thought to represent reactions to sleep deficits. Improved sleep practices that add even a half hour/night can help.If not, consult with her pcp. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effect of acetaminophen sleep walking?

Is one of the side effect of acetaminophen sleep walking?

Not a usual one: Sleep walking is performed by an unconscious brain and is itself abnormal, partiularly in an adult. It might surprise you to know that high calorie malnutrition is a common cause (empty calories). In any consultation i ask routinely if there is a history of sleep walking because it is so common. Some sleep drugs will cause it also-----even raiding the refrigerator while still asleep! ...Read more

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What could be some reason why a 8yr old little girl would be sleep walking?

What could be some reason why a 8yr old little girl would be sleep walking?

Sleep deficit: Sleep walking/talking or night terrors are often a reflection of transient or longer term sleep deficits.The usual soft glide into deep sleep is replaced by a rapid entry to deep sleep, with such symptoms as sleep walking that is not remembered by the kid. As little as a half hour a day of extra restful sleep can sometimes decrease or end the symptom. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent from sleeping talking and sleep walking?

What can I do to prevent from sleeping talking and sleep walking?

Get enough sleep: First step to prevent it is to make sure you are getting no less than 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Sleep deprivation and stress will increase likelihood of these parasomnias manifesting themselves. See a sleep doc if you still have these despite adequate total sleep time. ...Read more

Sleep Walking (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more