Doctor insights on:
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How can i bruise myself?
- Episodes of not breathing during sleep
- All night i tossed and turned how can i prevent myself from sleeping on my job
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How can i commit myself to a mental institution?
- How can i get myself to go into labor?
- How can i make myself burp?
- How can i force myself to start a diet?
- Talk to a sleep medicine specialist online for free