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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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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 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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My 6 yr old is sleep walking she gets out of bed and walks and talks during the night hours and it's happening almost every night.Should I be worried?

My 6 yr old is sleep walking she gets out of bed and walks and talks during the night hours and it's happening almost every night.Should I be worried?

Not necessarily: Sleep walking/talking are often a product of long term sleep deficits.Inconsistent bed times or too much tech/TV just before bed can cause poor sleep.A 6 yo should get about 10 hrs of sleep/night. Stopping TV/tech at least an hour before going to bed helps them get into a bedtime pattern.As little as 30 min more sleep per night could end this pattern . ...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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How do you cope with your child sleep walking?

How do you cope with your child sleep walking?

Work on sleep ritual: Sleep walking is felt to represent a problem with deep sleep resulting from a longer term lack of efficient sleep. As little as an extra half hour per day of restorative sleep may stop the process.Stopping tv or video games within the hours before sleep can help as well as day planning to protect sleep duration. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to wake someone when they are sleep walking?

Why is it bad to wake someone when they are sleep walking?

Sleep walking: Reports are conflicting. Some say they should be gently guided back to bed without waking them. Others counter that idea & say that waking a sleepwalker may result in their disorientation, but it is not harmful. ...Read more

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How come when someone is sleep walking, you are not supposed to wake him up?

How come when someone is sleep walking, you are not supposed to wake him up?

Possible bad effects: A sleepwalker seems awake but is asleep. It you disturb the person it can cause a fright or flight response like a panic attack and really have negative effects. It is best to leave them alone and just be sure they are protected from harming themselves or others. ...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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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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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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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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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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Should I be concerned about my 2 1/2 year old son sleep walking! a bit nervous?

Should I be concerned about my 2 1/2 year old son sleep walking! a bit nervous?

Sleep disorder: Sleep walking, night terrors & sleep talking are often signs of poor sleep habits & lack of adequate restorative sleep. Sleep walking in kids can also be a safety risk requiring a home review. You don't want junior walking down the street at night getting into a better sleep routine and adding as little as a half hour per night of good sleep may end the issue. ...Read more

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I thought sleep walking would be funny, so how would I increase the chance I can sleepwalk?

I thought sleep walking would be funny, so how would I increase the chance I can sleepwalk?

Sleep walking: Somnambulism is not something you want to happen. It can be a normal part of sleep, or it can be pathologic. Yes there are things we do that can make it more likely, but you are not likely to get that information from a sleep physician. If you have this problem then a sleep physician can help to resolve the issue. ...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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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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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