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Can I hurt myself or the baby from sleep walking while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Can I hurt myself or the baby from sleep walking while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Sleep Walking: Yes, you may hurt your baby if you are sleepwalkling and happen to drop the baby or roll over in bed and suffocate the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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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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Is this sleep walking if I just stand up in my room?

Is this sleep walking if I just stand up in my room?

Yes: If you are asleep and have no recollection in the morning, this comes under that heading because itis governed by the automatic lower brain. That is why sleep activities of this nature are often associated with bad diet. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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Could a doc please explain sleep walking and why it occurs?

Could a doc please explain sleep walking and why it occurs?

Sleep Walking: Sleep walking (somnambulism) is walking or engaging in complex behaviors while in deep sleep state.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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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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Caught my 7 year old sleep walking. Should i be worried? Any thing i can do to help prevent this?

Caught my 7 year old sleep walking. Should i be worried?  Any thing i can do to help prevent this?

Quality sleep: Sleep walking, sleep talking and night terrors seem linked to poor quality or deficient sleep.They are more likely after a period of sleep deprivation, either short term or over an extended period. Eliminating action tv or computer games before bed can help some.Adding as little as a half hour of restful sleep to a kids pattern will also help. If persistent, a sleep study may help sort it out. ...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