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Doctor insights on: Fun Facts About Sleepwalking

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What causes sleepwalking?

What causes sleepwalking?

Hard to say but...: Some potential causes of sleep walking may be: hereditary (i.e., the condition may run in families) lack of sleep or fatigue. interrupted sleep or inefficient sleep (including from disorders like sleep apnea) illness or fever. certain medications. stress, anxiety. going to bed with full bladder. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am sleepwalking?

How can I tell if I am sleepwalking?

Sleepwalking: Best guide is your bed partner, or u can videotapethe incident, since sleepwalking occurs early in sleep during early stages, usually between 11 P.M. & 1 A.M. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get help for sleepwalking?

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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Can children tend to sleepwalk more then adults?

Can children tend to sleepwalk more then adults?

Sleepwalking: Yes, but children often grow out of sleepwalking. Sometimes it persists and you can also see it occur more predominantly in certain families. ...Read more

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What are things I can do to stop a child from sleepwalking?

What are things I can do to stop a child from sleepwalking?

Wake him up...: ...About an hour before the usual sleepwalking time, and let him go back to sleep. Works often enough to be worth a try. ...Read more

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At nights i sometimes sleepwalking, and im 28 years old. How can I sleepwalk when im so many years?

At nights i sometimes sleepwalking, and im 28 years old. How can I sleepwalk when im so many years?

Sleepwalking: Sleepwalking occurs in approximately 3.7% of adults on a regular basis. It is not as uncommon as was previously thought. I'm going to include two excellent reviews on the topic in the links below. Best wishes en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/sleep_murder www.Webmd.Com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleepwalking-causes. ...Read more

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Why am I sleepwalking ? I never did it at all as a child or teen. In the past 2 years it's happened maybe once every 6 months, but twice this week.

Sleepwalking: You may have a medical condition such as GERD, restless legs or other condition medication can be a cause as well. Your anxiety can also be a cause. Make sure you cant hurt yourself at night. Before bedtime, cut out auditory and visual stimuli. Finally, see your doctor to rule out medical problems and a psychotherapist to help you with your anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to interrupt someone sleepwalking?

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