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Vomiting Sleep Walking
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 year old often wakes up crying and sleep walking we have a very peaceful stable home what can be causing this she's also happy at school?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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