ABSTRACT – Sleepwalking is a sleep disorder in which a person gets up and start walking around in a...
Sleepwalking is a sleep disorder in which a person gets up and start walking around in a state of sleep. Also known as Somnambulism or Noctambulism. It is mostly seen in children and gets extreme during teenage. The sleepwalker doesn’t remember anything while walking and doesn’t respond during the event as well. Some cases also show that a person might talk or blabber something. It is not a serious problem unless it becomes recurring which shows it’s an underlying sleep disorder. Repeated incidents need immediate action as it may cause possible injuries.
- Lack of sleep
- Stress and anxiety
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Disturbances or interruptions during sleep
- Certain medications such as sedatives, hypnotics or psychiatric medicines
- Underlying diseases like GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome)
- Alcohol abuse
- Abnormal breathing during sleep