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Somnambulism (Overview)

Somnambulism = a paraphilia in which one walks or engages in other behaviors while in a sleep state.


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Can u tell me about somnambulism?

Can u tell me about somnambulism?

Sleepwalking: It's just the fancy medical term for sleepwalking. More common in childhood, but certainly possible in adults. Sometimes a side effect of medication, e.g. Ambien (zolpidem). Biggest dangers are stairs and/or the person leaving the home. ...Read more

Somnambulism (Overview)

Somnambulism = a paraphilia in which one walks or engages in other behaviors while in a sleep state.


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What is meant by somnambulism disorder? Is it real?

What is meant by somnambulism disorder? Is it real?

Sleepwalking: It's the fancy medical term for sleepwalking. Yes, it's real. More common in childhood, but certainly possible in the adult years. ...Read more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to bed at the same time every day
Once
Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
Daily
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What is the best treatment to?Prevent from sleeping talking and sleep walking?

What is the best treatment to?Prevent from sleeping talking and 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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Can u tell me about somnambulism?

Sleepwalking: It's just the fancy medical term for sleepwalking. More common in childhood, but certainly possible in adults. Sometimes a side effect of medication, e.g. Ambien (zolpidem). Biggest dangers are stairs and/or the person leaving the home. ...Read more

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Living with Sleep Apnea (Checklist)

Use your CPAP regularly
Once
Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
Once
Never drive sleepy
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What is meant by somnambulism disorder? Is it real?

Sleepwalking: It's the fancy medical term for sleepwalking. Yes, it's real. More common in childhood, but certainly possible in the adult years. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Somnambulism?

What is the definition or description of: Somnambulism?

Somnambulism: Somnambulism = a paraphilia in which one walks or engages in other behaviors while in a sleep state. ...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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How do you diagnose sleep walking?

How do you diagnose sleep walking?

Hx and tests: Your doctor can make a diagnosis of sleep walking based on adequate history from you and family members and your recollections/lack of, in sleep related activities. He/she can also request a sleep study on you to help in making the diagnosis ...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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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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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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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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Is it possible to tell if you were sleep walking?

Is it possible to tell if you were sleep walking?

Sleep walking: Difficult to answer, i guess if you wake up elsewhere that may be a clue, or if someone witnesses you sleep walking. ...Read more

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Is this sleep walking if I just stand up in my room?

Is this sleep walking if I just stand up in my room?

Yes: If you are asleep and have no recollection in the morning, this comes under that heading because itis governed by the automatic lower brain. That is why sleep activities of this nature are often associated with bad diet. ...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