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Can alcohol cause sleep walking?
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sleep Walking
There are many things that can trigger sleep walking and excess alcohol is one of the possible triggers.

In brief: Sleep Walking
There are many things that can trigger sleep walking and excess alcohol is one of the possible triggers.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Yes
In susceptible people, any short-acting sedative-hypnotic drug can cause sleepwalking.
The more rapidly absorbed the drug, the greater the chance for things like sleep-walking, talking, eating, driving or even having sex while asleep. The newer "z" drug sleeping pills - ambien, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, commonly cause this, and alcohol will make it much worse.

In brief: Yes
In susceptible people, any short-acting sedative-hypnotic drug can cause sleepwalking.
The more rapidly absorbed the drug, the greater the chance for things like sleep-walking, talking, eating, driving or even having sex while asleep. The newer "z" drug sleeping pills - ambien, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, commonly cause this, and alcohol will make it much worse.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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