Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What is Sleepwalking?

Another name  is from sleepwalking is somnabulisme, a disorder in which these disorders can cause a person to get up and running when  the person is a sleep.

Sleepwalking is usually experienced by children aged 8 and 12 years, and does not include health problems that require treatment. Climb out the window, peeing in trash cans  or cabinets is a dangerous sleepwalking behaviors. Can occur  at any age.
Sleepwalking can be classified as parasomnias (night terrors), the act or experience unwanted bedtime. Someone who has a sleepwalking disease can experience:

1. Talking or moving rigidly
2. 2. Eyes glaze or sheen
3. Sitting on the bed and open the eye position
4. If having a nightmare, then the patient will scream

Sleepwalking  usually occurs one to two hours  after falling asleep, in the early evening. Sleepwalking getting lost when a teenager due to a decreased amount of deep sleep. And sleepwalking is common in children.

Many factors can contribute to sleepwalking include:
1. Lack of sleep
2. worry
3. Sleeping in a foreign environment
4. fatigue
5. Medications, such as zolpidem (Ambien)
6. stress

Using of alcohol, illegal drugs  or certain medications including some antibiotics, antihistamines, sedatives and  sleeping pills can trigger  sleepwalking. Usually there is no treatment is required to sleepwalking. If you see your child or someone else to sleep while walking home, guide him back to bed gently.

If sleepwalking leads to excessive daytime sleepiness  or pose a risk of serious injury, the doctor may recommend treatment. The use of benzodiazepines or certain antidepressants  in the short term can stop sleepwalking episodes. If sleepwalking  is associated with medical or mental health condition, treatment directed at the underlying problem.

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