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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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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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4 year old daughter is sleep walking & its getting worse, she unlocked deadbolt & was about to go outside. Found her in bathtub b4. Help?

4 year old daughter is sleep walking & its getting worse, she unlocked deadbolt & was about to go outside. Found her in bathtub b4. Help?

See doc...: First, make sure that her home environment is safe....And install temporary locks high up so she cannot reach etc...Of course to use at night while she is asleep. If there is a strong family history of this, she may get better later on. In the meantime, get her evaluated to make sure all is ok. Good luck... 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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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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: sleep walking?

What is the definition or description of: sleep walking?

Somnambulism: 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 and even sleep terrors. Read more

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If you were sleep walking and you did heroine, would you still be addicted?

If you were sleep walking and you did heroine, would you still be addicted?

Yes: Doing heroin is a sleepwalking activity I've not heard of -- but if you did, yes could still become addicted. Also you would be exposed to all the dangers of IV drug use (if that's the route you use. See your physician. 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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Could a doc please explain sleep walking and why it occurs?

Could a doc please explain sleep walking and why it occurs?

Sleep Walking: Sleep walking (somnambulism) is walking or engaging in complex behaviors while in deep sleep state. 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 you consciously control problems like night terrors or sleep walking?

Can you consciously control problems like night terrors or sleep walking?

That's the problem: ...They are unconscious behaviors that are not made aware to our consciousness. If we were concious of our sleepwalking, it would just be "walking." sleep is our normal state of unconsciousness. Only necessary behaviors are generally permitted during sleep: breathing, shifting our weight for comfort in sleep, etc. Sleep walking or talking can be influenced by other concious persons. Read more

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Can I hurt myself or the baby from sleep walking while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Can I hurt myself or the baby from sleep walking while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: Ambien (zolpidem) is a pregnancy category c medication, which means to take during pregnancy only if the benefits out weigh the risks. Only the mother and ob/gyn can make that decision. Precautions need to be taken to protect the sleep walking mother such as locking doors to the outside and padding sharp furniture corners. Read more

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Caught my 7 year old sleep walking. Should I be worried? Any thing I can do to help prevent this?

Caught my 7 year old sleep walking. Should I be worried? Any thing I can do to help prevent this?

Quality sleep: Sleep walking, sleep talking and night terrors seem linked to poor quality or deficient sleep. They are more likely after a period of sleep deprivation, either short term or over an extended period. Eliminating action tv or computer games before bed can help some. Adding as little as a half hour of restful sleep to a kids pattern will also help. If persistent, a sleep study may help sort it out. Read more

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I am prescribed 7.5mg Zopiclone for 3 nights, is there any way to avoid the sleep walking/ sleep activities side effect? As I'm a bit worried about it

I am prescribed 7.5mg Zopiclone for 3 nights, is there any way to avoid the sleep walking/ sleep activities side effect? As I'm a bit worried about it

Sleep med side effec: If you are experiencing side effects please call your doctor's office right away. Most people don't have scary effects like sleep driving, so if you aren't having the side effects, you can talk to one of your providers about how to avoid side effects. Extreme fatigue, alcohol, being too hungry, interactions with other meds or other factors may be relevant. Recommend a psychol. Sleep disorder exper Read more

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Is one of the side effect of acetaminophen sleep walking?

Is one of the side effect of acetaminophen sleep walking?

Not a usual one: Sleep walking is performed by an unconscious brain and is itself abnormal, partiularly in an adult. It might surprise you to know that high calorie malnutrition is a common cause (empty calories). In any consultation I ask routinely if there is a history of sleep walking because it is so common. Some sleep drugs will cause it also-----even raiding the refrigerator while still asleep! Read more

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Are there any good natural remedies to help with sleep walking?

Why?: Since sleep walking is generally harmless-no one has any fatigue issues or accidents, why do anything. Think of it as a natural way to burn off excess stress. 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