Understanding Sleepwalking: Causes, Symptoms, and Safety Measures

Understanding Sleepwalking: Causes, Symptoms, and Safety Measures

Sleepwalking is a sleep disorder characterized by a state of deep sleep in which individuals get up and walk and move, and may have no memory of this behavior when they wake up in the early morning. Sleepwalking can lead to safety risks and daytime fatigue – The exact cause of sleepwalking is unknown, but it may be related to the development and regulation of the nervous system,and needs to be properly managed and treated.

What is Somnambulism ?

  • Stand up and walk: Sleepwalkers may stand up, walk or perform other actions while in deep sleep.
  • Blurred Consciousness: Sleepwalkers may be semi-conscious during the act, with blurred consciousness.
  • No memory in the morning: Sleepwalkers may have no memory of their actions when they wake up in the morning.
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Who is most likely to sleepwalk ?

  • Children and adolescents: Sleepwalking is more common in children and adolescents.
  • Genetic factors: Individuals with a family history of sleepwalking are more susceptible.

How do I stop sleepwalking ?

Sleepwalking can lead to safety risks, such as injury while walking. Treatments include:
  • Improve sleep environment: ensure a safe sleep environment and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Medication: Some medications may help control sleepwalking symptoms.
  Although sleepwalking is more common in children and adolescents, it can also affect adults. If you suspect that you or others may have sleepwalking, it is recommended to consult a medical professional for accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

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