Sleepwalking, formally known as somnambulism, is a behavior disorder that originates during deep sleep and results in walking or performing other complex behaviors while asleep.

Sleep walking effects mostly children or people that are sleep deprived. Kids between the ages of 4 and 8. Nearly one in three Americans have experienced sleep walking in their life.

Sleep walking has many causes such as

sleep deprivation

chaotic sleep schedule


in the state of being drunk

taking sedatives or stimulants

and some medical conditions such as fever, nighttime asthma, or restless leg syndrome.

Sleep walking symptoms might include the person being slow in respondence to the question being asked and the sleepwalker's eyes are open with a glassy stare as he roams the house". Also, sleep walkers tend to recall none of the sleep walking incident.

Sleep walkers can be dangerous because they aren't aware of what they are doing and can not control it until they are awakened. during their sleep walking episode, they are capable of urinating in closets (more common in children), sleep talking, screaming, and violating the person trying to bring them back to a stable state.

There is no treatment for sleep walking but methods such as hypnosis has been used effectively. Also by improving your sleep cycle can decrease the amount of sleep walking.

Sleep walking should be treated if it gets too consistent because of the dangers one can do to oneself. Not only to the person experiencing sleep walking but also to the people around the person.

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