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Doctor insights on: Will There Ever Be A Definite Cure To Sleepwalking Or Sleeptalking

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Will there ever be a definite cure to sleepwalking or sleeptalking?

Will there ever be a definite cure to sleepwalking or sleeptalking?

Depends on cause: [1] overall: get enough sleep. De-stress: relax, meditate. Unplug before bedtime. [2] avoid provoking drugs: sleepy antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) tricyclics antidepressants, short acting sedatives like triazolam, zolpidem. [3] treat provoking conditions: gerd, restless leg syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, seizures. Good luck! ...Read more

Sleeptalking (Definition)

Somniloquy or sleep-talking is a parasomnia that refers to talking aloud while asleep. It can be quite loud, ranging from simple sounds to long speeches, and can occur many times during sleep. Listeners may or may not be able to understand what ...Read more


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Can people reply to your questions while they are sleeptalking?

Sometimes: Yes! sometimes sleeptalkers will talk with you but they won't remember the next morning. ...Read more

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What are some causes for aggressive sleeptalking?

What are some causes for aggressive sleeptalking?

Poor quality sleep: Sleep talking may be related to an inadequate 'level' of sleep. You may be able to change to a different level by using an oral appliacne to improve the quality of sleep. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sleeptalking?

What is the definition or description of: sleeptalking?

Somniloquy: Somniloquy or sleep-talking is a parasomnia that refers to talking aloud while asleep. It can be quite loud, ranging from simple sounds to long speeches, and can occur many times during sleep. Listeners may or may not be able to understand what the person is saying. ...Read more

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How to avoid sleeptalking? Is there any remedy for this problem?

How to avoid sleeptalking? Is there any remedy for this problem?

If stress related...: If your sleep talking is associated with stress (if) then reducing stress may be beneficial. Consider exercising more, tai chi, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night or deep breathing. ...Read more

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Is this abnormal sleeptalking?: coherent/clear interactive conversation (sometimes uncharacteristically irritable) with eyes open/body movement.

Is this abnormal sleeptalking?: coherent/clear interactive conversation (sometimes uncharacteristically irritable) with eyes open/body movement.

It's common: Talking in our sleep is pretty common. When i was young, i used to sit up in bed and have long conversations with my mother, and then my wife. Now, at 66, all I do is snore. Don't worry about it, just make sure you trust whoever you sleep near. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to interrupt someone sleepwalking?

Is it dangerous  to interrupt someone sleepwalking?

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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I sleepwalk and am tired of it. What can I do to stop this?

I sleepwalk and am tired of it. What can I do to stop this?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are that intesnse, you need to see your doctor. Only he/she can make a correct diagnosis based on a physical examination. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was sleepwalking with a sprained anke?

Ice, elevate: Walking on a sprained ankle probably won't cause any significant problems, unless the ankle is severely sprained and grossly unstable. You may have some increased swelling, for which ice and elevation will probably help. I assume you have an ankle brace for your sprain - consider wearing it at night if the sleepwalking is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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What can happen if you touched a sleepwalker that's sleepwalking?

An agressive reactio: They are truly asleep. By awaking them they can have an aggressive reaction, movement as been scare from awakening any person. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i've been sleepwalking with a sprained anke?

See below: There must not be much pain or it would wake you up. If concerned then sleep with an ankle brace on. ...Read more

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A lot of times i'll sleepwalk at night but i remember it in the morning. I always go back to bed after. Is there any special condition i have?

A lot of times i'll sleepwalk at night but i remember it in the morning. I always go back to bed after. Is there any special condition i have?

yes: It would be convenient to schedule a sleep study. Sometimes eeg is also recommended; you might get better soon. Consult your dr or a specialized neurologist/psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes sleepwalking?

What causes sleepwalking?

Hard to say but...: Some potential causes of sleep walking may be: hereditary (i.e., the condition may run in families) lack of sleep or fatigue. interrupted sleep or inefficient sleep (including from disorders like sleep apnea) illness or fever. certain medications. stress, anxiety. going to bed with full bladder. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am sleepwalking?

Sleepwalking: Best guide is your bed partner, or u can videotapethe incident, since sleepwalking occurs early in sleep during early stages, usually between 11 P.M. & 1 A.M. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get help for sleepwalking?

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 children tend to sleepwalk more then adults?

Can children tend to sleepwalk more then adults?

Sleepwalking: Yes, but children often grow out of sleepwalking. Sometimes it persists and you can also see it occur more predominantly in certain families. ...Read more

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