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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. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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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 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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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 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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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 sleep walking something you either do or not?

Is sleep walking something you either do or not?

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. ...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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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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How do you diagnose sleep walking?

How do you diagnose sleep walking?

Two ways, generally: Someone tells us or we see the results of what we did when sleep walking. Some people save themselves a lot of embarrassment by waking up on their own before anyone sees them. They then go silently back to sleep and wake up the next morning with the choice to tell someone and voluntarily embarrass themselves or just be quiet. Really, no need to be embarrassed, it's involuntary. ...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


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