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Doctor insights on: Does Sleep Deprivation Cause Sleep Walking

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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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Sleep Deprivation (Definition)

Sleep deprivation is when either consciously or unconsciously you are not allowing your body enough time for sleep. Typically in adult normal time is 6-8 hours. There are some people that require more (> 10 hours). Sleep deprivation can take another form in the type of selective deprivation such as rem sleep deprivation. Typically this may be med induced or ...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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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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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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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?

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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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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What can I do to help quit sleep walking?

What can I do to help quit sleep walking?

Self limited: Usually resolves spontaneously within weeks place a motion detector alarm into the room klonopin may be useful for a few weeks. ...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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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


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