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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

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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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
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Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
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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
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Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
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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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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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