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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
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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.
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