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Sleep Walking

Sleep Walking

The condition in which person wake up and starts walking in sleeping state. Sleepwalking also known as somnambulism. This condition is more prevalence in children than adults. Sleepwalking may be associated with some underlying sleep disorders but in some cases, it occurs normally without any disease.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Sleepwalking includes:Sleep Walking Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Having sleep terrors
  • Disoriented
  • Confusion
  • Sit up in bed with close eyes
  • Glassy-eye appearance
  • Not remembered after that period is gone
  • Feeling tired after waking up
Causes

It is defined as disorder of arousal it usually occurs in the deepest stage of sleep like in N3 sleep, it is classified as parasomnia. Certain factors associated with sleepwalking including:

  • Fever
  • Travelling
  • Stress
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Any underlying sleep disorders
Diagnosis

After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor might recommend the following test:

  • Home sleep tests
  • Nocturnal polysomnography
  • Blood test to check any other cause
  • Imaging test of brain to check any abnormality in brain substance
Treatment

Treatment options include:

  • Medications for restfully sleep
  • Treat any underlying sleep disorder
  • Discontinue triggering drugs
  • Safety strategies to prevent any injury during sleep
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help you:

  • Take proper sleep
  • Limit alcohol
  • Avoid stress
  • Make sleep schedule
  • Make safe environment around yourself to prevent any injury
  • Eat healthy food
  • Make healthy environment around yourself
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