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Is sleep walking something you either do or not?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
I never had any sleep walking in my whole life.

In brief: Yes
I never had any sleep walking in my whole life.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Like everything else
We either do or do not do everything in life.
The difference is whether we control doing or not doing things or don't control them. By definition sleep walking is involuntary. Other types of behavior done in our sleep exist that are also involuntary such as sleep talking and sitting up with night terrors.

In brief: Like everything else
We either do or do not do everything in life.
The difference is whether we control doing or not doing things or don't control them. By definition sleep walking is involuntary. Other types of behavior done in our sleep exist that are also involuntary such as sleep talking and sitting up with night terrors.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
In brief: Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking can happen in the deepest stage of sleep called delta or slow wave sleep.
It can be genetic but may happen spontaneously or may happen in sleep apnea or by some meds like Ambien (zolpidem) etc. Please ensure safety so there is no bodily damage.

In brief: Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking can happen in the deepest stage of sleep called delta or slow wave sleep.
It can be genetic but may happen spontaneously or may happen in sleep apnea or by some meds like Ambien (zolpidem) etc. Please ensure safety so there is no bodily damage.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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