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Can alcohol cause sleep walking?

Can alcohol cause sleep walking?

Sleep Walking: There are many things that can trigger sleep walking and excess alcohol is one of the possible triggers. ...Read more

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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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What is sleep walking caused by ?

What is sleep walking caused by ?

Parasomnia: The medical term for sleepwalking is 'somnambulism'. It is one of many 'parasomnias'...Unusual or undesirable events that occur while asleep. It requires consultation with a professional trained in 'sleep medicine'. Using an oral appliance or a CPAP device may remove this behavior. ...Read more

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Does sleep deprivation cause sleep walking?

Does sleep deprivation cause sleep walking?

Yes: People prone to sleep walking are more likely to do so when they are recovering (ie getting good sleep) after sleep deprivation. ...Read more

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Can nyquill cause any type of sleep walking?

Can nyquill cause any type of sleep walking?

Sleep walk: Hypnotics can cause sleep walking in predisposed individuals. ...Read more

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Will any drugs cause sleep walking?

Will any drugs cause sleep walking?

Some can: A number of patients I have treated engaged in sleep walking while taking ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more

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How do I treat sleep walking?

How do I treat sleep walking?

Sleepwalking: Treatment needs to be individualized, but generally includes making the sleep environment safer. Also, making lifestyle changes that decrease the likelihood of episodes. Some medications used to treat depression or insomnia may cause sleepwalking. Consulting with a sleep specialist may be useful. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose sleep walking?

How do you diagnose sleep walking?

Hx and tests: Your doctor can make a diagnosis of sleep walking based on adequate history from you and family members and your recollections/lack of, in sleep related activities. He/she can also request a sleep study on you to help in making the diagnosis ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop my sleep walking?

Is it possible to stop my sleep walking?

Yes: Sleepwalking is usually harmless. However, people can get into trouble by wandering out of their home, falling, running into things. If disturbed during the incident, individuals can become agitated. Sometimes, an underlying sleep problem like sleep apnea or leg twitches (periodic limb movements) can trigger the events. There are behavioral methods in addition to medication. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there medications to treat sleep walking?

Are there medications to treat sleep walking?

Sleep walking: If occasional, no treatment needed. Otherwise treating the cause is best. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell if you were sleep walking?

Is it possible to tell if you were sleep walking?

Sleep walking: Difficult to answer, i guess if you wake up elsewhere that may be a clue, or if someone witnesses you sleep walking. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sleep walking?

What is the definition or description of: sleep walking?

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. ...Read more

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If you were sleep walking and you did heroine, would you still be addicted?

If you were sleep walking and you did heroine, would you still be addicted?

Yes: Doing heroin is a sleepwalking activity i've not heard of -- but if you did, yes could still become addicted. Also you would be exposed to all the dangers of IV drug use (if that's the route you use. See your physician. ...Read more

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Is sleep walking linked to aspergers?

Is sleep walking linked to aspergers?

No.: Sleep walking is no connected to the spectrum or aspergers. It is aggravated by poor sleep which is common with aspies. For more info o aspergers and human 2.0 in 8 mins. Check out... http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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How do I prevent myself from sleep walking?

How do I prevent myself from sleep walking?

Sleep walking: No guarantees. To v risk of sleepwalking: 1. avoid sleep deprivation. 2. Avoid excessive stimulation before bed tv (auditory & visual), radio (auditory), blue lights, confrontations, exercise, etc. 3. Manage your stress levels. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What sleeping disorders are associated with sleep walking?

What sleeping disorders are associated with sleep walking?

Some are such as:: Sleep terrors and sleep talking, and both are self explanatory. There is also rem sleep behavior disorder and people, mostly older men, act out it is thought, their dreams in complex and sometimes violent fashion. That may be associated with parkinson's disorder or be post stroke in nature. That leads to the belief it is a central nervous system disorder based in the lower half of the brain. ...Read more

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What sort of activities are possible during sleep-walking?

What sort of activities are possible during sleep-walking?

Many: Sleepwalkers have been known to walk, talk, eat, even send emails during their sleep. Sometimes episodes can be provoke by certain medications like triazolam, zolpidem/ambien, tricyclics antidepressant, and sleepifying antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or clortrimeton. ...Read more

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How can I protect during myself during sleep walking episodes?

How can I protect during myself during sleep walking episodes?

Get enough sleep: Sleep walking occurs more often under conditions of sleep deprivation and takes place during the first third of your sleep cycle mostly. That is where you have the deepest and non rem sleep. Educating yourself about sleepwalking, going to bed on time and minimizing stress can help. Medical intervention is rarely needed but off label use of benzodiazepines has been used effectively. Consult your dr. ...Read more

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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


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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